Pasa Alta Manor is a residential care facility providing high quality care to individuals with mental and developmental disabilities.


Pasa Alta Manor is located in the City of Pasadena in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley.


Our Community


Pasa Alta Manor is an innovative assisted living and residential care center.

At Pasa Alta Manor, we believe that everyone deserves dignity, respect, autonomy, and a welcoming community no matter their ability. We provide our community members with curated and engaging daytime programming in addition to personalized residential care crafted for a variety of developmental disabilities and mental health conditions.

Our diverse and multilingual staff of care professionals and experts create an affirming space for men, women, and gender nonconforming individuals seeking a place to call home and a community to which they can belong. 

Our Location


Our History


In 1979, with degrees from Harvard Business School and Claremont McKenna College, DeWalt Brown combined his passion for human rights and dignity with his entrepreneurial savvy and founded Pasa Alta Manor. From its beginning, Pasa Alta Manor was set apart from other mental health facilities because of its three guiding principles:

  1. We exist to serve our clients.
  2. Everyone -- no matter their background, ability or economic status -- deserves the right to dignity and high quality care. 
  3. Mental health care must be holistic and rooted in community.

Pasa Alta Manor has been a prominent fixture in the Pasadena area for nearly 40 years. Today, we are able to accomodate over 90 individuals and provide countless others with engaging and specialized daytime programming, events, and more.