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

Put Some Pep in Employees’ Steps

The success of a company can only be as great as the employees it possesses. You probably know that the attitude in the office atmosphere can make or break the workplace success. The month of March is employee spirit month. So why not evaluate how you can boost morale in the office and get those spirits soaring. You’ll notice a difference in the way your employees both interact with each other and your customers. Try some of these ideas to boost employee spirits.

Reap the Rewards
Playful competition is always a great way to boost spirits in the office. You can either start a competition yourself or make a suggestion to your boss to get some ideas rolling. The reward for winning doesn’t have to be something of value, although it is nice to show your employees or coworkers that you appreciate their efforts. Likewise, your competition could be work related, such as who can get the most new customer referrals. Or, for an even more fun spirit booster, do something totally unrelated to the workplace. It could be a sport competition, a cook-off or even a multiple category event, like an office Olympics. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Your employees will feel great about their work environment and you’ll notice high spirits in the workplace after a friendly competition.

Time For Team Bonding
In order to boost employee spirits, it is important to give them something to feel good about. Consider taking a day off work with all of your employees to lend a hand back in your community. Maybe your company is tied to a philanthropic organization. Your team could spend a day lending their talents there. If your company doesn’t support a specific organization, use this time as an educational opportunity. Have each employee pick a different place to volunteer at each month with the rest of the team. Not only will it help educate everybody about a new organization, your employees will bond over the time they are spending helping others. The experience will give the employees a unique environment so they can make different connections with their fellow employees.

Something to Work Toward
Many times, companies will give to a nonprofit organization through a matching program, where the company donates an amount to any organization of an employee’s choosing. If your office doesn’t have a system like this in place, there’s no harm in asking your boss to see if they would be on board to set something up. This makes it easier for a company to set their donation policies as it’s guided through employees. Employees will not only be making a difference for a nonprofit organization, but they will also have high spirits in the workplace knowing that they’re making a difference.

  • 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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