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

March is Red Cross Month

March is Red Cross Month, and has been since President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a proclamation in 1943. The American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in the United States, but also extends their humanitarian efforts throughout the world using associations with other Red Cross efforts. The organization has a rich history, beginning with Clara Barton in 1881. Inspired by the Red Cross network she heard of while visiting Europe after the Civil War, Barton and a circle of her acquaintances founded the American Red Cross.

You might only think of blood drives when you think of the Red Cross, but according to the organization’s website, today the supporters, volunteers and employees of the American Red Cross provide compassionate care in five critical areas:

  • People affected by disasters in America
  • Support for members of the military and their families
  • Blood collection, processing and distribution
  • Health and safety education and training
  • International relief and development

That means there are a lot of different ways that you can help out the Red Cross:

- Give blood or host a blood drive. The Red Cross is the the largest single supplier of blood and blood products in the U.S. Unfortunately, this year’s winter storms and freezing temperatures have resulted in fewer blood and platelet donations, making the need for donors incredibly urgent.

- Donate. The Red Cross relies on the generosity of both blood and financial donors. You can donate online, by text, by mail, monthly, or in “honor” or “memory” of someone.

- Volunteering. There are so many ways you can volunteer! Help out in your community, at a blood drive, or be an advocate by promoting the Red Cross on social media.

- Get involved with a group or program. The American Red Cross has several groups and programs in place to support military families, increase emergency preparedness and more.

For more information on supporting the American Red Cross, visit redcross.org.

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