Nominated by: Nancy Hauff
Gianna House Pregnancy and Parenting Residence in Eastpointe is a sacred sanctuary for its residents, each of whom deserve to continue the life of her unborn child in an environment imbued with spiritual grace, emotional and spiritual support, and knowledge.
Gianna House will be a safe residence for pregnant teens and their newborn infants, during pregnancy and through 1 year of age, while providing spiritual, educational, and parenting support and resources to all pregnant women.
At this time, until the building renovations are completed and approved for occupancy, Community Outreach is the focus as Gianna House supports all pregnant women with education on coping with pregnancy, childbirth preparation, infant care, breastfeeding, and parenting. In addition, Gianna House provides pregnancy testing, counseling and referrals, baby equipment, and clothing. We host bimonthly baby showers to reach out to new mothers who need support. Classes on infant safety and early reading are provided by the Macomb County Health Department and Lakeview Schools. Mothers receive a nutritious meal, information, and baby items.