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.

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    St. Gianna Women's Homes

    In the Spring of 2011, we opened on a new 24 apartment unit which is sorely needed for victims of domestic violence and those escaping abortion. This is in addition to the existing three bedroom home we already have. Collectively, this program is called St. Gianna Women’s Homes. We now have the capability to provide a safe place for over 100 women and children. Though it will serve women of all faiths in the Diocese of Lincoln, St. Gianna Women’s Homes will not make any recommendations or referrals contrary to the Catholic faith and is staffed by the Marian Sisters.

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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

Daydream Believer: 5 Reasons to Get Dreamy

If your mind is prone to wander or you tend to get lost in your thoughts, experts say, “Dream on.”

Daydreaming tends to get a bad rap, but psychologists say it’s not necessarily a waste of time. Daydreaming can be beneficial in many ways, plus it’s something almost everyone does naturally.

So if you’re a daydreamer, take heart—here are some potential benefits to this favorite pastime.

Relaxation. Like meditation, daydreaming allows your mind to take a break—a mini-vacation in which to release tension and anxiety and return refreshed. It’s also very useful for controlling anxiety and phobias.

Healthier relationships. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, especially among daydreamers. Happy couples tend to think about one another when they’re apart, which has the effect of psychologically maintaining the relationship.

Increased productivity. If you’re trying to throw yourself into your work but find your mind wandering to other things, 15 minutes of daydreaming can give your brain time to deal with the distractions and come back more focused.

Relieve boredom. People with monotonous jobs, like factory workers and security guards, often use daydreaming to keep their minds stimulated and to get them through the day.

Inspiration to achieve goals. Daydreaming about goals you’d like to achieve can give you a glimpse of what it would be like to make your dreams a reality. Olympic athletes and performers use this same kind of visualization, which has been shown to help their performance in the same way that actual physical practice does.

Of course there are potential pitfalls to daydreaming. Obsessive thinking can interfere with day-to-day functioning. Likewise, lonely people can further isolate themselves if they spend too much time dwelling on the past.

But for the majority of people, following your daydreams can be a great mental boost.

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