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

How to Honor Mother's Day Every Day

Mother’s Day was Sunday, May 10, but just because Mother’s Day is one designated day a year doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it more often. Honor the important women in your life by giving gifts that give back. They’ll be touched that you thought of them while volunteering and donating to a local nonprofit. Here are three simple ways to give back in honor of your mother every day:

Donate to a women’s shelter—Pay it forward and help another mother get back on her feet. Donate clothes, household items or food to a local women’s shelter. Extend the kindness and write a Thank You card for the mothers at the shelter.

Volunteer at a community garden—In lieu of giving a bouquet to your mom, why don’t you plant some flowers? Spend some quality time with your mother by participating in a local community garden. Pick up a package of seeds of your mother’s favorite flowers and plant them together.

Donate in honor of your mom—Whether it was your mom, aunt, sister or other influential woman that supported you throughout life, donate to your favorite local nonprofit in their name. Write them a kind card and tell them about the organization.

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