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

Show Your Military Appreciation

The month of November is a time to remember those who have fought for our country and who are serving overseas.  The entire month is named military family appreciation month, and with November also comes Veterans Day on Friday, November 11. We’ve all been affected by the military somehow, which helps protect our rights every day. So take this November to show your patriotic spirit and follow these ideas to give back to your community and beyond.

Send Love from Home
You don’t have to know someone overseas to show your appreciation for his or her service. There are many opportunities to send a care package or even just a letter expressing your gratitude. It may not be much to you, but it could mean the world to soldiers who may not hear from home. With the holiday season fast approaching, this is the perfect time to show a little extra appreciation. Look online for sites like www.anysoldier.com to locate a specific soldier. Don’t know what to send? Operation Shoebox recommends sending that leftover Halloween candy you still have around.

Partner with a Nonprofit
Many businesses and nonprofits are looking to help support those serving overseas. Ask your favorite nonprofit if there is any service you can offer to military families. But even if you can’t relate your volunteer work, you can still show your appreciation by having others sign letters to send to troops.

Find a Family in Need
There are families everywhere dealing with loved ones who have been deployed. There are also many families dealing with the struggles of becoming a temporary single parent. Find a family in your neighborhood where you can offer your assistance. Prepare a meal, help with yard work or even just ask if there are any tasks where you could offer help. The families will be grateful for a caring community, and you can help celebrate military family appreciation month.

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