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

How to Raise Money for a Good Cause without Asking

Want to raise money for a good cause without doing anything? This may sound like a trick (or a well-crafted spam message), but we assure you it’s not.

If you have a blog or website, you can now raise money without asking for donations thanks to Adtruism. Freshly launched on Wednesday, this new widget originating from Dublin, Ireland allows bloggers or website owners to place a simple commercial advertisement and Adtruism (a nonprofit) transfers all of the ad-revenue to your charity of choice.

Created out of the desire to utilize our current culture of “slacktivism” online (which is defined by Urban Dictionary as “the act of participating in obviously pointless activities as an expedient alternative to actually expending effort to fix a problem”), Adtruism allows people to raise awareness and funds for causes they like by simply adding a harmless ad (of a size of their choice) to their site.

And, even better, the ads featured on your website will never feature dating sites, alcohol, gambling, or anything illegal or inappropriate. (And they won’t allow ads that use autoplay video or audio—yeah, they’re really on top of things.)

Adtruism also allows folks to submit suggestions of nonprofits who should benefit from this unique innovation. Only the nonprofits that they’ve been in contact with will be available for donations via this widget (but the list is continually growing). Have a suggestion for an awesome nonprofit who could use a boost? Send it in!

Sound too good to be true? We promise it’s a legit charity (they even guarantee that 100% of the revenue will go to the charities). They’re new, innovative and looking for support—go check them out at Adtruism.com.

  • 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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