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

Coaches vs. Cancer Takes March Madness to the Next Level

The craziness has begun. All over the country, crazed sports fans and casual observers are glued to screens, watching the events of March Madness unfold. While these millions of spectators obsess over brackets and try to decide which chips would be best to serve at their viewing party, Coaches vs. Cancer is drawing attention to an incredibly important cause.

Coaches vs. Cancer is a national collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Here are just a few reasons why the program is wonderful:

Coaches vs. Cancer smartly leverages the attention that March Madness receives. This particular sporting event connects people from all walks of life. Coaches vs. Cancer takes it a step farther by uniting them around a single cause.

It allows coaches to use their powerful influence on college campuses and in communities. Every year, college basketball coaches participate in the Suits and Sneakers Awareness Weekend, during which they don sneakers with their typically sharp and professional apparel. This event has been very successful in promoting the Coaches vs. Cancer program.

All ages can be a part of the Coaches vs. Cancer team. On the program’s website, you can donate or sign up to raise funds and awareness. They provide all the necessary resources for hosting a Coaches vs. Cancer event and even allow you to search for the specific student or team that you would like to support.

The program has already raised millions of dollars for the American Cancer Society. These funds go to helping people protect themselves with routine cancer screenings, helping those with cancer get well, and finding cures through research.

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