Life at Saint Gianna's

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home located?
The Home is located in the northeast corner of North Dakota, approximately 30 miles north of Grand Forks, ND on Interstate 29. The mailing address is Minto, ND but the Home is actually located in the village of Warsaw, ND.

When can I come to the Home to live and how long can I stay after my baby is born?
You can come to Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home at any time during your pregnancy. The length of stay after your baby is born will vary based on your individual life circumstances.

How old do I have to be to live at Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home?
Women of all ages may live at the Home.

Who should I talk to about coming to live at the Maternity Home?
You may contact the Director, Mary Pat Jahner, by phone, email, or letter to inquire about the Home. See our “Contact Us” link to the left. An appointment can be made to visit the Home first if you wish. Each woman is asked to complete an application form.

Where would I get medical care?
All medical care is in Grand Forks, about 30 miles from Saint Gianna's.

I want to pursue my education. What is offered by Saint Gianna’s Maternity Home?
Women who wish to pursue their education have many options. They may attend a local high school, take correspondence classes, take courses online, work towards a GED, take vocational classes, or attend a Tech School or University nearby.

If I already have children, can I bring them with me?
Yes, women who are pregnant and already have children may bring them with to live at Saint Gianna’s Home as long as there is availability.

How much does it cost to stay at Saint Gianna’s Home?
There is not a cost to stay at Saint Gianna's. All services provided at the Home are free.

Is the Home open to women of all faiths?
Yes, our doors are open to all women. Women are expected to participate in grace before meals, evening prayer, and to attend Sunday Mass. Many other opportunities are available for spiritual growth.