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The road to 


 begins at ABRAXAS

Abraxas began in Marienville, Pennsylvania over 40 years ago with only one site and only 30 clients. Now, Abraxas Youth & Family Services operates a variety of residential, community-based, alternative education, detention and shelter services across five states.


Abraxas provides innovative and quality treatment services for youth who have experienced significant difficulty functioning in their homes, schools and communities...

Our Facilities

Abraxas operates facilities in several states to include Colorado, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Texas...

Treatment Services

Abraxas offers a wide array of treatment opportunities in a variety of settings...

All Around ABRAXAS

Check out a few of the current events and exciting moments that are taking place all around Abraxas


Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Residents at the Abraxas Youth Center recently participated in the local Women In Need organization's...


From Seed to the Dinner Table

Since early spring, LDP staff have been teaching students through Experiential Education classes...


"The Shed" at Abraxas LDP

At the Abraxas Leadership Development Program there are many opportunities for learning...


Fish stocking program teaches kids valuable lessons

Abraxas I has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission...

The Abraxas Chronicle

Spring 2015

The most recent edition of The Abraxas Chronicle featuring current events and success stories across Abraxas.


Especially for Parents

Important information for parents of new clients

Find answers to frequently asked questions about our residential facilties here in Especially for Parents.


Our Achievements

Accreditations, Certifications & Awards

We pride ourselves on providing quality and innovative treatment to those entrusted to our care.


Our Facilities: At a glance