About Janes Home Foundation

Jane's Home was founded in 2013 when Maria Rybak, who was terminally-ill with lymphoma, wanted to get her developmentally disabled daughter Jane out of the nursing home she was in. Maria, who knew her time on earth was limited, set this goal for achievement: that, prior to her death, a home be purchased in Waterbury, Connecticut, and converted to a place where Jane, and other women like Jane, could reside with loving, personalized care, so that they could live as independently as possible in a happy, positive, supportive environment, with specialized, comforting care, and individualized attention.

Jane's Home was purchased on September 13, 2013. Maria Rybak passed away on October 25, 2013. The first resident of Jane's Home moved in on November 1, 2013. One week after her death, Maria's "final mission" was accomplished!

This flower was painted by Jane <br/>when she had the use of her hands.
This flower was painted by Jane
when she had the use of her hands.

Our Mission

Jane's Home Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of support services to senior-age women with developmental disabilities, including, but not limited to, private housing in the community, 24-hour supervised care, and assistance with daily living. Jane's Home provides clients with a unique, distinct, and loving alternative to group homes and nursing facilities.

Our Vision

The "Wish List" for Jane's Home Foundation includes a van to transport residents to doctor appointments and community events, upgrading and modernizing our facility at 507 Pearl Lake Road in Waterbury, Connecticut so that residents can receive the best of care and enjoy the highest quality of life possible. We'd love to create an "extra bedroom" to allow another resident to potentially move in. We'd love to have an "arts, crafts and games" area. Remodeling the basement so that it can be used for resident physical therapy. Installing a home security system. Improve outdoor lighting so that staff feels more secure when they report for their shift during night-time hours. Perhaps buying another home in the area so that other developmentally disabled women can enjoy the benefits and personalized care of Jane's Home, instead of being "stuck" in a large, crowded nursing home. These dreams and goals can become a reality through your tax-deductible contribution to Jane's Home Foundation.

Kindly note that funds received throughout the entirety of the Foundation’s activities will be used exclusively for the charitable purposes with the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code and will not be used for personal gain of any sort.

Jane's Home Helps With...

Life throws us all challenges. Jane's Home is a safe place where developmentally-disabled women access important support services to overcome challenges and live life abundantly!

Residents receive personalized assistance to determine:

  • Medical care
  • Daily living care
  • Health and wellness
  • Physical therapy and care
  • Medication monitoring
  • Behavioral therapy support services
  • Participation in ARC and/or Senior Care programs
  • Participation in individual and/or group activities
  • Dietary needs, meal preparation & food intake
  • Communication and socialization skills
  • Nursing oversight for staff education
  • Securing DDS and SSI entitlements
  • Home cleaning & laundry needs
  • Grocery shopping assistance

*This is a partial list

Call us today to schedule a visit at 609-902-4620.


Your tax-deductible donation will go a long way to support the Jane's Home foundation.