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

5 Ways to Teach Your Kids about the Spirit of Giving

‘Tis better to give than to receive. But with all of the flashy holiday advertisements, it’s easy for kids to become fixated on one thing: presents. Rather than thinking about what they can share with others, they spend the holiday season adding to already lengthy gift lists and obsessively checking the tree for new packages.

You can use this time of year to teach a life-long lesson about the importance of generosity. Here are some ideas for sharing the spirit of giving with your kids:

1. The best way to start is to sit down with your kids to have a conversation about giving. Educate them about other people who may not be as fortunate as they are. Make it clear that it’s okay to be excited about presents, but that the best part of the holidays is sharing with others.

2. Instead of buying gifts for friends and family members brainstorm with your children to come up with fun craft projects. Decorate picture frames, make clay ornaments, or create paintings. The sky's the limit. Your kids will be excited to give away something that they worked so hard on.

3. Find a local charity that allows you to “adopt” a needy family for the holidays. With your kids, spend time coming up with gift ideas for each family member, go shopping for the items, and get creative with packaging. Your children will love being involved with every step of the process.

4. If your kids love singing, dancing, or putting on puppet shows and plays, have them prepare something to perform at a nursing home. The residents will love it, and your kids will enjoy sharing their time and talents.

5. Most importantly, make sharing a year-round action. With your child, pick a charity, cause, or activity that can benefit others. Develop and write out a plan to continue giving to others beyond the holiday season.

  • 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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