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

3 Awesome Organizations for Girls

Last Saturday, March 8th, was International Women’s Day. IWD is a holiday where people all over the world celebrate the achievements of women. IWD has a different theme each year, and this year’s theme was particularly poignant: Equality for Women is Progress for All.

While IWD primarily focuses on grown women, it’s also serves an important occasion to discuss and look for new ways to empower young girls. These awesome organizations are working hard to give girls a chance to grow intellectually, emotionally and authentically:

Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. Founded in 2012, Girls Who Code offers programs ranging from clubs to seven-week summer immersion camps that equip high school girls to enter computing fields.

Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run uses a fun curriculum that incorporates running to encourage girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. Over the course of 12 weeks, girls participate in 24 lessons that cover everything from healthy relationships to positive community impact. The program culminates with a 5k running event.

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls
Actress Amy Poehler created the Smart Girls at the Party network to serve as an online community for young girls. There are videos, challenges, projects and interactive materials that challenge girls to grow and cultivate their authentic selves.

If you’re interested in becoming involved with any of these organizations, a simple web search will get you to their websites and show you how you can help empower girls in your community.

  • 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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