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

Nonprofits and Numbers: How You Can Help

As a dedicated nonprofit supporter, you’ve surely noticed that numbers preoccupy nonprofit leaders. It’s not that your favorite organizations enjoy their absorption with facts and figures. In many cases they have no choice.

Charitable organizations need donations to fund their programs. And they need volunteers like you to help them keep positive social change in motion. To help you help others, we’ve put together a few ideas for how you can take number pressure off nonprofits in your community.

Events that Earn More
There’s a considerable risk involved in hosting a fundraising event. But for most nonprofits it’s a risk worth taking. Fundraisers not only raise much-needed money for charities, they also increase awareness about the good work they’re doing.

But in order for local organizations to get a return on their investment in fundraisers, they need numbers. A good showing at a charitable event will make the difference between a record-setting year and lost revenue. So help your nonprofit get its numbers up. Announce fundraisers you’re attending on Twitter or Facebook and invite friends and followers to join you. Call up your closest pals to see if they’ll come along. Send an email to coworkers spreading the word, and ask them to invite their own friends.

Donation Downpour
Without generous donations, the number of people at charitable events doesn’t matter anyway. Besides the number of attendees at their fundraisers nonprofits worry over the number of donation dollars earned. Friends who decline your invitation to fundraisers might still make a donation. When they say they can’t attend, politely ask if they’d contribute a donation anyway.

Supporters who are willing to stick their neck out and ask for donations from friends are immensely valuable to every nonprofit.

Volunteer Surge
When leaving your house, you probably go through a mental checklist for your keys, your wallet and other must-haves. But when heading out to volunteer, we suggest adding one more thing to your list of essentials: a friend. Your friend may enjoy him or herself enough to become a regular volunteer.

Recruiting volunteers can be a headache for many nonprofits, helping them out by recruiting volunteers on your own will take the weight off your favorite charity’s shoulders.

The number of people attending fundraisers, amounts of dollars raised and the volunteer count doesn’t have to stress your favorite nonprofit. Try out the tips above to give charities some breathing room.

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