Welcome to St. Gianna Women's Homes

We assist women and their families fleeing domestic violence or who are being coerced into having an abortion. Each family is provided a safe and secure environment to deal with the trauma caused by the abuse, become self-sufficient and learn to develop healthy relationships in the future.

  • Who is St. Gianna?
    Who is St. Gianna?

    St. Gianna Beretta Molla was a modern-day physician and mother who sacrificed her life to save her unborn baby. In 1961, Gianna and her husband Pietro were expecting their fourth child. During her fourth pregnancy, Gianna developed a fibrous tumor on her uterus. Wanting to save the life of her unborn baby at all costs, she chose a more risky procedure, the removal of the fibroma. After the operation, complications continued throughout her pregnancy. Gianna was quite clear about her wishes, expressing to her family, “This time it will be a difficult delivery, and they may have to save one or the other -- I want them to save my baby.” On April 21, 1962, Good Friday of that year, Gianna went to the hospital, where her fourth child, Gianna Emanuela, was successfully delivered via Caesarean section. However, Gianna continued to have severe pain, and died of septic peritonitis one week after the birth. Gianna was beatified by Pope John Paul II on April 24, 1994, and canonized as a saint on May 16, 2004. Her husband Pietro and their last child, Gianna, were present at the canonization ceremony. She is the patron saint of mothers and families.

Our Impact

  • Women Helped Last Year

    35

  • Children Helped Last Year

    44

  • Nights of Housing Last Year

    17992

  • Babies Saved From Abortion Since Opening

    34

3 Awesome Organizations for Girls

Last Saturday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. IWD is a holiday where people all over the world celebrate the achievements of women. IWD has a different theme each year, and this year’s theme was particularly poignant: Equality for Women is Progress for All.

While IWD primarily focuses on grown women, it’s also serves an important occasion to discuss and look for new ways to empower young girls. These awesome organizations are working hard to give girls a chance to grow intellectually, emotionally and authentically:

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Founded in 2012, Girls Who Code offers programs ranging from clubs to seven-week summer immersion camps that equip high school girls to enter computing fields.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run uses a fun curriculum that incorporates running to encourage girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Over the course of 12 weeks, girls participate in 24 lessons that cover everything from healthy relationships to positive community impact. The program culminates with a 5k running event.

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Actress Amy Poehler created the Smart Girls at the Party network to serve as an online community for young girls. There are videos, challenges, projects and interactive materials that challenge girls to grow and cultivate their authentic selves.

If you’re interested in becoming involved with any of these organizations, a simple web search will get you to their websites and show you how you can help empower girls in your community.

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