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.

  • St. Gianna Women's Homes
    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

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The cause of breast cancer has gained a lot of exposure and awareness in recent years, especially thanks to the National Football League. You may have noticed the touches of pink on NFL players’ uniforms this month, as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. According to Komen.org, “In 2012, breast cancer accounted for nearly 25% of all cancers.” Here are a few tips from Komen.org to help you diagnose breast cancer or help someone going through the experience:

What is Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is the result of malfunctioning cells and there is an increase in cell growth and not cell death. The balance between cell growth and cell death is crucial to organ systems. The result of this growth is a malignant tumor, meaning cancer.

Mammography Screening
Regular mammography screening is important in early detection. If there is a family history of breast cancer, screenings are recommended to start as early as in your twenties. Not all breast cancers are diagnosed through mammography, so self-evaluation is crucial. Visit Komen.org for the most common symptoms.

Social Support
If someone you love is diagnosed with breast cancer, it is important to provide social support through their wide range of emotions. Your loved one will experience shock, fear, sadness and anger. Time may ease these emotions, but your support will be crucial. Social support reduces anxiety, depression, fatigue and many other emotional symptoms of cancer.

  • 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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