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

Give Back this Veterans Day

The Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919 as the official end of World War I. Armistice Day was observed on November 11, 1919 to recognize the day fighting actually ceased in 1918. Congress declared an official observance of Armistice Day in 1926. Many years later, President Eisenhower declared November 11, 1954 as Veterans Day to honor all veterans who served the United States during war or peacetime. Pay tribute to those who have sacrificed for our safety by giving back this Veterans Day. Here are a few ways to honor veterans:

Local Veterans Assistance—Say Thank You to veterans by helping them with everyday duties. Most communities have a local veterans assistance organization that aids veterans with grocery shopping, cleaning house and other errands. Contact them to get involved.

Hospital Volunteering—Like every hospital, Department of Veterans’ Affairs hospitals rely on a base of volunteers for support for their patients. Volunteers are given a wide range of duties and greatly impact the lives of the veterans there.

Donate—Don’t have time to volunteer? Life is busy, and you may not be able to spare the time. Many organizations benefiting veterans need financial assistance throughout the year. Take a couple minutes on November 11 to donate to a veterans organization.

Community Fundraisers—Check at community centers, schools and religious centers for fundraisers to benefit veterans. Many organizations throughout the nation participate in Veterans Day with local activities. Join in with friends or family to honor those who have served.

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