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

America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day was on November 15, but it is important to respect the Earth throughout the year. Did you know that over 75 percent of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30 percent? Also, if every American recycled just a tenth of newspapers, we could save 25 million trees each year. Extend kindness to greenify your household this holiday season. Here are a few ways to be environmentally responsible:

Find recycling bins—If you’re ready to start separating trash from recycling, then ask around where you could find recycling bins. In many local communities there are free recycling stations at schools or community centers. For more convenience, pay a small fee for a curbside pickup recycling service.

DIY crafts—There are many household items that could easily be transformed into gifts or decorations. Use wine bottle corks to create a nice door hanger, or use them to create a cork board; transform a t-shirt into a purse. Take the opportunity to DIY and recycle household items.

Donate clothes—Textiles is one of the biggest contributors to landfill waste. Every year, Americans create more than 14.3 million tons of textile waste that could easily be donated. Instead of throwing away a “useless” t-shirt, donate it to a homeless shelter.

Reduce the pantry—Thrown away food contributes to landfills, also. Many households discard good food because it doesn’t interest them or they forget to eat a perishable item. Reduce your pantry by donating canned food and limit your options so to maximize eating all perishables by their “best by” date.

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