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

Encourage Your Employees With Philanthropy

"Carrots and sticks are so last century." So says Daniel Pink–an author who wants you to know that employees today aren't just looking for a fat paycheck and a pension. According to a 2009 survey, compensation's not even in the top 5 factors for workplace satisfaction.

Fulfilled employees go after the intangibles. They love things like the freedom to decide what to work on and acknowledgement when they do good work. But most importantly, people seek a feeling of significance–of contributing value and making a difference in their environment.

This need for significance is one of the biggest reasons so many companiesinies are embracing workplace giving and philanthropy. Here are 3 ways to value your employees by encouraging them to give back:

Get Them Involved
It's not good enough to tell employee about your favorite charity and encourage them to volunteer or donate. Effective philanthropy means getting people involved in the process–and allowing them to express their unique values. Survey your employees to figure out what kind of charitable activity would interest them. Figure out if there's a connection between existing values and a potential nonprofit partner. Allow employees to make their own decisions.

Strengthen Your Team
Sure, when everyone's working together, they're fighting for a common goal–in theory. The reality is that many times we find ourselves competing against our fellow coworkers and need an outside goal to unite us. Working together to help a nonprofit or fight a problem in the world is a great way to unify your team and create natural bonding experiences outside the workplace.

Helping the make the world a better place is an awesome goal. But what's even better is enriching the world AND your employee's careers. Give them opportunities to give back–and they'll bring that motivation back with them to work.

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