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

Remember Nonprofit Workers This Labor Day

Though Labor Day marks the unofficial end to summer, its true purpose is to recognize the contributions that America’s workers make on a daily basis. You should certainly use this as an occasion to thank your mail deliverer, your doctor, your mechanic and anyone else whose work makes your life better, but it’s important to not forget an entire category of people whose contributions often go unnoticed: nonprofit workers.

When you’re hitting the beach, firing up the barbecue or relaxing with a good book next week, remember to take some time to thank the people who are behind-the-scenes at organizations that accomplish amazing things in the United States and globally. Consider making one of these simple gestures:

Ask them if there’s anything you can do to help. Volunteering with a nonprofit is a great way to aid the organization’s employees, but sometimes there are necessary tasks or projects that aren’t being completed through the existing volunteer program. Instead of just contributing through donations or a day of volunteering, offer up your unique skills and expertise to the nonprofit. If you’re a marketing expert or graphic designer, consider designing a campaign for the nonprofit’s upcoming fundraiser. If you have connections in the corporate world, offer to find sponsors or speakers for a new event. Your thoughtful questions and ideas will show how deeply you appreciate the people who make that nonprofit possible.

Support them in their mission. If the nonprofit of your choice has individual workers who need financial backing, consider putting part or all of your monthly donation budget to their cause. By focusing your charitable contributions on one specific person, you can help further the work that they’re doing and convey just how valuable you think it is.

Write them a thank-you note. It might seem like people who serve such important causes would be thanked frequently, but that isn’t always the case. Take some time to write a thoughtful note to a nonprofit worker expressing why you’re grateful for the work that they do. If you can include how their selfless actions have impacted your life or the life of someone close to you, that’s even better.

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