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

How To Commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 19 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and it is important to reflect on the freedom that he and his followers fought so hard for. King spoke eloquently on love rising above all: “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Spread the love for all mankind by commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Here are four ways to reflect on the amazing work by Dr King:

Volunteer for current causes—Dr. King expressed the importance of persistence of love and nonviolent activism. Take the day to volunteer to fight current injustices that plague our society. Whether it’s mentoring an underprivileged child or participating in a nonviolent demonstration, take a moment to appreciate the volunteerism of Martin Luther King, Jr.

MLK Day march—Many communities around the nation have public demonstrations of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Research what events your community may be supplying to commemorate MLK Day. Many communities orchestrate MLK Day marches to reflect the road to freedom he spoke about.

Teach your kids—MLK Day is a great learning moment for children. Take your children to volunteer or to a MLK Day march and teach them about the civil rights movement. Talk to them about inequality and how Martin Luther King, Jr. was a leader of nonviolent civil disobedience.

Attend a human rights seminar—If you live near a college, inquire about a featured human rights seminar or speaker the college may be hosting. Many colleges and universities use MLK Day as a poignant learning moment and invite students as well as community members to critically think about the civil rights movement.

  • 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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