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

Summer Volunteering Ideas

Give back to your community and enjoy your time outside when the sun is shining and weather is nice. Volunteering during the summer is a great way to introduce philanthropy to your kids and get the whole family involved. With minimal effort, you can improve your community, spend time with family and friends, and enjoy nature. Here are three summer volunteering ideas:

Camp counselor—Join in the fun with your kids and participate in summer camp. Many summer camps are always looking for volunteers and counselors. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and give back. Volunteer at your kids’ camp or help out with a different one.

Park cleanup—If you enjoy your time at the park, then give back by participating in a monthly cleanup of community parks. Contact your local parks and recreation organizations to plan a group cleanup.

Marathon fundraisers—Support your favorite organizations by organizing marathon fundraisers in the summer. Invite your friends and family to participate and enjoy the lovely weather while giving back.

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