Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services

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MISSION STATEMENT: It is the mission of Passavant Memorial Homes to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing the highest quality supports while promoting choice and independence.
VISION STATEMENT: The vision of Passavant Memorial Homes is to provide quality supports as a progressive service organization that consistently exceeds the expectations of consumers and their families. Passavant will lead in the provision of service alternatives, maximizing existing financial and community resources.

Passavant is committed to a team-oriented work environment that exemplifies a participatory management driven process, and is characterized by staff development and advancement.

By promoting this philosophy and valuing every employee�s talents, initiative, and leadership skills, every consumer and family member will be ensured the uppermost quality.

History of Organization:

In 1861, the Rev. Dr. William Alfred Passavant purchased a farm in Rochester, PA, his immediate interest being the establishment of an orphan�s home for girls. In the spring of 1863, 25 girls were moved from the Pittsburgh Infirmary to the Rochester Orphan�s Home, which was dedicated in July of the same year. In early 1895, the orphaned children were relocated to a home for boys and girls that had been erected in Zelienople, PA. On June 6, 1895, exactly one year to the day after Dr. Passavant�s death, the Passavant Memorial Home for the care of Epileptics was dedicated, with Rev. William Alfred Passavant, Jr. as the first superintendent. Additional buildings were added at Rochester as growth from the original 24 residents continued.

Passavant Memorial Homes (PMH) eventually began to serve the mental health and mental retardation (MH/MR) populations, whose terminologies next evolved into mental health and intellectual and developmental disabilities (MH/IDD). The diagnoses are now most commonly referred to as behavioral health and intellectual disabilities (BH/ID).

Today, Passavant Memorial Homes is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3), human services provider organization whose mission is to empower individuals with intellectual disabilities and behavioral health needs to live successfully in the community. Through a continuum of care, the highest quality supports are always provided, while promoting choice and independence to over 700 children, adults, and seniors.

Passavant Memorial Homes has experienced tremendous growth through the development of its related corporations, the purpose of which is to enhance and improve the lives of those with intellectual disabilities. Accessible Dental Services, Life Enrichment Trust, InvivaSpan Health, PDC Pharmacy, and Passavant Memorial Homes Foundation, are together known as the Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services. Just as a family cares for one another, together these companies offer a wide range of supports to address the special needs and unique desires of individuals with disabilities.

The Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services not only serves virtually the entire western Pennsylvania region, including Pittsburgh and Allegheny County, but has grown into one of the nation�s foremost providers. The Passavant Memorial Homes Family of Services continually strives to be a consumer-driven organization that consistently exceeds the expectations of families, the community, and fellow provider agencies.


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(412) 820-1015

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163 Thorn Hill Road
Warrendale, PA 15086
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Services Provided

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  • As a non-profit service provider licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, we provide a comprehensive range of residential living and vocational services to people with developmental disabilities who have a primary diagnosis of mental retardation or mental illness.

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Thank You To Our Sponsors

We are grateful to our many partners who provide financial and operational support.