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

March 8 is International Women's Day

First observed on February 28, 1909 in New York, Women’s Day began as a strike of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union. Banding together for better wages, better work environment and better treatment, these women participated in a Women’s rights movement. Although celebrated around the world every year, in 1977 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed March 8 as the official UN day celebrating women’s rights and world peace. Partly observed as a hybrid of Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, the day also expresses urgency in equality of women throughout the world. Here are a few ideas to celebrate International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8:

Volunteer in a women’s organization—Increase sense of self by offering girls and women support by volunteering. Look at nonprofits and mentoring organizations that allow the chance to connect one-on-one. By volunteering or mentoring, you will inspire confidence and impact the women you help.

Donate to a nonprofit—There are countless organizations around the world whose mission is to help young girls and women succeed and achieve prosperity. Research for local chapters of Global Girls Fund, women’s abuse shelters and other organizations. Not only are you helping women, but you’re helping girls and women in your own community.

Address and reflect on issues—Educate yourself on historical and modern women’s issues. Take a look at the suffrage movement and feminism. What do they mean to you? You could also tell the important women in your life, “Thank you.”

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