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.

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    St. Gianna Women's Homes

    In the Spring of 2011, we opened on a new 24 apartment unit which is sorely needed for victims of domestic violence and those escaping abortion. This is in addition to the existing three bedroom home we already have. Collectively, this program is called St. Gianna Women’s Homes. We now have the capability to provide a safe place for over 100 women and children. Though it will serve women of all faiths in the Diocese of Lincoln, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will not make any recommendations or referrals contrary to the Catholic faith and is staffed by the Marian Sisters.

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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

October is National Bullying Prevention Month

Bullying is a prevalent problem and causes many detrimental effects. Depression, low self-esteem and suicide are a few outcomes of prolonged bullying. According to StopBullying.gov, “Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.”

Bullying comes in the three forms: Verbal, social and physical. Bullying can range from teasing and name-calling to spreading rumors and hitting. Bullying usually occurs at school, and according to StopBullying.gov, “About 20% of students in grades 9-12 experienced bullying.” National Bullying Prevention Month presents an opportunity to learn more about the prevalence of bullying and how to stop it. StopBullying.gov outlines 5 steps to take to stand against bullying:

Assess bullying in school— Talk to your children about bullying in their school. Are they bullied? Are they bullying another? Is it verbal, social or physical or a combination? Take a step further and talk to the school psychologist to grasp the bullying situation at school.

Engage the community— Educate parents about the signs of bullying and bring the issue to light. Create a unified message against bullying at schools in the community. Form committees and routine meetings to discuss efforts to stop bullying.

Create policies and rules— Assess the school code of conduct and any published statement of bullying. Create a mission statement against bullying and craft an effective reporting system for students and staff.

Build a safe environment— Establish the school environment as open and accepting. Use school newsletters, parent meetings and assemblies to establish a positive school atmosphere.

Educate students and staff— Create bullying prevention education materials and distribute throughout the school. Hold informational sessions and speak to classrooms. Provide students and staff with skills to stop, prevent and report bullying.

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