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

5 Ways that Volunteering Can Help You Find a New Job

Have you recently found yourself unemployed? Downsizing and other unfortunate circumstances can make jobs disappear at the drop of a hat, leaving you disgruntled and at a loss for what to do next. It might seem like you should devote all of your unexpected free time to networking, resume restructuring and interviewing, and those things are definitely important. But one of the best things you can do for yourself and your career is to become invested in a volunteer project. Take a look at these 5 reasons why volunteering can help you find a new job:

It fills the gap in your resume. For potential employers, a few missing months on your resume can raise some red flags. Even if it takes a while for you to find a new job, volunteering demonstrates your initiative and determination to continue building your experience.

It gives you new skills. Chances are that volunteering will require skills that wouldn’t be utilized in a typical office job. Diversifying your skill set will make you a more attractive potential employee, and stepping outside of your comfort zone will force you to be more creative.

It allows you to meet new people. Believe it or not, volunteering is a fantastic way to build your business contacts. Who knows? The guy that’s helping you hang drywall for Habitat for Humanity might know of an opening in his office that would be a perfect fit for you. Even if it doesn’t lead you to new employment opportunities, you’ll expand your social circle with great friends and acquaintances.

You just might find a new passion. Maybe you’ve never gotten the chance to manage social media for an organization or get really creative with graphic design. Maybe you weren’t aware of a social issue that is now extremely important to you. Several entrepreneurs were motivated to start their organizations because of meaningful volunteer experiences that they had. Whether or not you choose to turn it into a career, a new interest or cause is a positive thing to cultivate.

It can boost your confidence. After losing a job, it’s easy to start doubting yourself and your capabilities. Dedicating time and energy to helping others will get you out of your suffocating self pity by refocusing your mind on something that has meaning and purpose.

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