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

How to Be an Advocate for Your Favorite Cause

There comes a point where you go from being simply a bystander to a full-on advocate for a cause. Can you pinpoint when it happened for you?

Maybe you don’t have a cause that stands out that much yet. No worries—there are easy steps you can take to jump behind a cause or an organization that you love. When you become an advocate, magical things happen for the organization, and for you!

Walk the Walk
First, in order to be an advocate, you need to find a cause that you love. Find something that you can get behind and that you’re truly passionate about. Maybe that means an organization comes to mind right away and you know what you want to advocate for. Or, maybe you haven’t found the cause you love yet.

Consider what you’re passionate about. These days, there’s a cause supporting just about anything. Trust us, it probably exists. Immerse yourself in that cause. If you’re passionate about it, it’ll seem effortless to back that cause.

Wear the Brand
One of the easiest ways to get people asking questions is to wear a shirt or article of clothing that has the name of the organization or cause on it. People are curious, and they will ask what your shirt means or what the organization does.

If the cause or organization you love doesn’t have any wearable branding, now is a great time to try to get it made. If you can drum up enough interest from other advocates, the organization will most likely be behind your efforts to help raise awareness.

Talk About It
Humans are interesting creatures. Sometimes, we don’t think about doing the most simple things that can make the most difference. This step is crucial and simple—talk about the cause. Tell your friends, tell your neighbors or tell random strangers.

Starting a conversation is a simple way to bring awareness to a cause. Many times, people simply don’t know you’re passionate about something. How are they supposed to know if you don’t tell them? Make sure you’re armed with the right information so you’re portraying the cause and organization in the best light.

It’s magical to really live through and advocate for a cause. Don’t let fear hold you back from making a positive impact on this world. Jump into advocating for a cause you’re passionate about today.

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