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

Helping Another Mother on Mother’s Day

Don’t forget, or you’ll disappoint your poor mother. Sunday May 13 is Mother’s Day, and we’re happy to help you plan a special day that honors your mother and helps others.
Every mother would prefer quality time with you to a material gift. We’re certain your mom would be happier if you spent every Mother’s Day with her instead of mailing a card or even sending flowers. But not everyone lives close enough to his or her parents to spend Mother’s Day with mom.

So instead of sending a greeting card or a bouquet of flowers, make a gift of yourself for Mother’s Day. We love the idea of doing something for other mothers in your momma’s honor.

Best Money Ever Spent
Much like Christmas, gift giving gets expensive and distracts givers and recipients from the very reason for exchanging gifts. We still think you should give a gift on Mother’s Day, but not to your mother. Make a donation to your mom’s favorite charity in her name.

Mommy & Me
Help out another mother in commemoration of Mother’s Day and in honor of her sacrifices for you. Volunteer for a cause or a group that’s dear to her heart. Especially if you spend the day working at a woman’s shelter or an organization that helps children, your day will be more meaningful and full of love than any Mother’s Day before it.

Give and Don’t Receive
A little spring cleaning on Sunday afternoon would do others good. Clean out your family’s closets and donate gently used or outgrown clothing. Give the clothes to families with children who need them more. You can also clean out your children’s bookshelves and toy boxes. This is an especially thoughtful donation because charities benefiting low-income families don’t enjoy the same attention this time of year as they do around the holidays.

Motherhood essentially boils down to benevolence and a giving heart. Mom gave you life and took care of you, so honor her selflessness by taking care of others on Mother’s Day.

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