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

Tips for Landing a Nonprofit Job

For some people, volunteering just isn’t enough. If you’re incredibly passionate about a cause or organization and want to become even more involved, why not consider a nonprofit job? As the nonprofit sector continues to grow, there will be an increasing demand for employees who are not only skilled, but also incredibly dedicated to the mission of a nonprofit. If the idea of making a career out of helping others sounds like a dream, use these tips to help you land a nonprofit job:

Find a match.
- Perhaps the biggest (and most obvious) question you need to ask yourself is “What am I passionate about?” Think about where you typically donate your time/money and the causes that inspire you to act.

- Conduct an honest assessment of your skills. Identify strengths, weaknesses and what you feel you have to offer a nonprofit organization. Do these things line up with the job description?

- Evaluate what kind of workplace you thrive in. Would you like to work for a large-scale national organization? Or would you rather help a new startup nonprofit grow in your community?

Prove your worth.
- Once you’ve identified and applied for the job you want, start putting together a compelling case for yourself. Nonprofit organizations need people who demonstrate leadership, the ability to develop and maintain relationships and (depending on the job) impressive fundraising skills. Think of specific examples from your past experiences that align with these requirements.

- Emphasize your willingness to take on a variety of tasks. Depending on the organization and your role, it’s quite possible that you’ll need to be able to manage anything from PR to donor management. The ability to learn and adapt is essential.

- Show your commitment to the organization in a very concrete way. While wanting to “help others” is an incredibly admirable goal, it’s also rather general. Present the ways that you’ve interacted with and supported the organization in the past.

  • 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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