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

Just Getting Started in Your Career? It’s a Great Time to Join a Nonprofit Board

You may be just fresh out of college and settling into your first job. Even though you’ve just started climbing the proverbial corporate ladder, your leadership skills may be just what your local nonprofit may need. Here are just a few reasons to consider serving on a nonprofit board.

Networking
Nonprofit boards are filled with doers, movers and shakers. These are the successful businessmen and women that you can learn from both as a citizen and a professional. Often volunteer connections play a role in getting your next great job. Having these people in your corner will give you top-notch connections that you don’t have in your other professional network.

Experience
You may not yet be in leadership at your place of employment. As a member of a nonprofit board, you’ll be elevated to management, making business decisions that impact the success of the organization. You’ll build tremendous leadership skills and have the opportunity to try on several business hats that your current position may not allow. Who knows, you may find a new passion.

Community
You’ve chosen to call this place home. What better way to gain a deeper understanding for the greater community? You’ll be amazed at what happens in your own back yard and you may just find work in what you discover.

At the end of the day, you’re impacting a cause you care about. Before deciding to join a nonprofit, make sure you care about the mission and bring that energy they expect so you can truly make a difference.

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