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.

  • St. Gianna Women's Homes
    St. Gianna Women's Homes

    In the Spring of 2011, we opened on a new 24 apartment unit which is sorely needed for victims of domestic violence and those escaping abortion. This is in addition to the existing three bedroom home we already have. Collectively, this program is called St. Gianna Women’s Homes. We now have the capability to provide a safe place for over 100 women and children. Though it will serve women of all faiths in the Diocese of Lincoln, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will not make any recommendations or referrals contrary to the Catholic faith and is staffed by the Marian Sisters.

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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

Promote Volunteering for Development

We all want to live in a better world. And with a little promotion, you can get others excited to volunteer, helping improve the place we all call home. December 5 is international volunteer day for economic and social development. Don’t let the long name fool you, it’s actually a ridiculously easy holiday to celebrate. The holiday is recognized by the United Nations, but that doesn’t mean you have to be a world traveler to make a difference. So use this day to volunteer in the place you call home, and to make the world a better place.

Involve the Community
The UN doesn’t call it a community service project for nothing. That’s because volunteering in your community will help improve your surroundings and should involve community members. Work with your neighbors and come up with some ideas for a project to work on in your community. Then when you have a list, hold a community volunteer day where everyone comes together to help out.

Recognize and Reward
There’s always someone in our lives that we know goes above and beyond when volunteering. Maybe they clock the most hours, or they’re always coming up with new ways to give back. To keep their volunteering spirit up, let them know that you appreciate what they’ve done, and that you want them to continue volunteering. Give them a token of your appreciation, which could be as small as a thank you card. To really let them know you care, find out if your community offers any awards to outstanding volunteers and nominate those deserving people.

Educate to Dominate
Sometimes people avoid volunteering because they don’t know where to volunteer, or are busy and can’t find the time. But education is the best way to get others to volunteer. So don’t be shy about your latest volunteering adventure. Tell your friends, family and community members about volunteer opportunities you’ve done, and fill them in on how great it made you feel. Be honest with them and you’ll end up recruiting simply through word of mouth. With just a little explanation, you’ll find that others are more willing to lend a hand.

  • Area Catholic choirs will perform Advent and Christmas songs of the season in the beautiful setting of St. Thomas Aquinas Church (the Newman Center) on the campus of UNL. Visit our calendar of event page for more information and to print out a ticket order form.

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