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

Earth Day Volunteering

April 22, 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, a worldwide event founded to educate the public about global warming and inspire appreciation toward the environment. You can contribute to the global environmental movement by inspiring green initiatives in your community. Here are three simple ways to give back for Earth Day:

Tree planting—Forests and overall greenery are disappearing in order to make way for the concrete jungles we call cities. Trees are being cut down at an increasing rate, and with our dependence upon them to produce oxygen, it is alarming. Protect nature and preserve life by planting a tree for Earth Day.

Adopt-A-Highway—Help clean up roads and create safer surroundings for local animals with the Adopt-A-Highway program. Take initiative with your family or a community group to clean up a particular area. You’re contributing to a cleaner environment and safer roads.

Community gardening—A trending green initiative is community gardening where community members cultivate a patch of neighborhood land together. Everyone chips in with the cost, tools and gardening. Not only does it encourage neighborhood development, community gardens educate the public about organic gardening and why it’s environmentally friendly.

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