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

The Perfect Recipe for a Bake Sale

School has started, so consequently, it is the season for bake sales. Whipping up a fun, festive bake sale fundraiser is no easy task as a parent and as a student. You’ll need to bake delicious goodies, set up the whole bake sale and organize all the participants. Here are just a few tips to make the process go smoothly:

Sprinkle in family fun—No bake sale is complete without friends and family joining in the fun. Gather a couple loved ones and ask them to help bake homemade goodies for the bake sale. This will off-load a lot of stress and make the process more fun.

A good helping of decorations—Every bake sale needs a fun theme. Consider the cause the money is going to, or a certain holiday coming up. Maybe it’s just an “autumn” theme. Whatever the decorations, be sure to use fun items to attract more customers.

One cup of education—Of course, never stray too far away from why you are doing a bake sale. With each customer, give them a pamphlet or tell them an elevator speech. Educate people about your amazing cause.

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