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

Tips to Prevent Skin Cancer

Spring is fading fast and the summer sun will soon be welcomed. But along with the outdoor barbeques, the pool days and beach festivities comes a danger unbeknownst to many: skin cancer. There is a significant number of people out there who don’t realize its importance. As many as 3,000 deaths occur from skin cancer each year in the U.S. Truthfully, protecting your skin is not a summertime-only thing, and it’s not just for fair-skinned people. Be kind to your skin, protect it and voice your concern to others. You’ll be better-prepared for the future and helping others along the way. Here are 3 rules to skin care:

Use sunscreen—The most important way to prevent skin cancer is using sunscreen continually. Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or higher. If you’re going to the pool or beach, use a water-resistant sunscreen.

Cover up—You can decrease your chances of skin cancer dramatically by avoiding tanning altogether. When out in the sun, seek the shade especially between 10 AM and 4 PM. Remember to always cover up and never “lay out.”

Spread the word—Don’t be a bystander, tell your friends and family to take care of their skin. Extend kindness and educate them on the dangers of tanning beds and sun-tan oil. Remind them to use sunscreen and cover up.

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