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

Ways to Give Back this Winter

As the cold weather sets in, many Americans will wish they could curl up with a heavy blanket and hibernate until the first signs of Spring. But, Winter is actually one of the best times to get involved in your community and give back, especially to those less fortunate.

Here are some wonderful ways to help others this Winter:

Get crafty. If you knit, crochet, or quilt, you can use your skills to help people who don’t have warm clothing or blankets. Craft sweaters, hats, mittens, scarves, or blankets, and then drop your work off at local shelter.

Hand out heat. Every year, homes are destroyed due to fires caused by unsafe kerosene or space heaters. You can help by buying and then donating a few child-safe space heaters to local charities. Additionally, many families in poverty can’t afford to heat their homes. Consider donating to local groups that pay utility bills for families in need.

Donate winter clothing and blankets. If you’ve got extra blankets or winter coats, don’t let them pile up in the closet. Take them to your local shelter or donation center.

Give flu foods to the food pantry. People in poverty can’t send a family member out for chicken soup, ginger ale, tea and other foods that help cure the flu. Give some flu foods to your local pantry for those who truly need them.

Give a sled. Children love sleds, and you can make sure that no child in your community has to go without one this Winter. Donate sleds, ice skates, snowboards and other winter toys to bring joy to the children in your community.

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