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About 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. In a safe, nurturing and structured environment, we empower our young men and women to make positive changes in their behavior, their attitude and their beliefs.

Abraxas offers specialized treatment options for youth with histories of delinquency, behavioral disorders, mental health and emotional disorders, substance abuse, firesetting, sexually abusive behaviors, and educational issues.

In addition to our youth services, Abraxas also provides a variety of substance abuse treatment options in both residential and community based settings for adults

Abraxas utilizes evidence based practices to foster personal growth and build the life skills and competencies necessary for individuals to become responsible and productive members of society. We provide a continuum of quality services in safe, culturally competent, and gender appropriate environments. Our therapeutic and educational services are strength-based, client-centered, family-oriented, and trauma-focused.

Although rooted in substance abuse treatment, we continue to expand our service offerings as the needs of our youth, adults and families continue to increase in complexity.

At Abraxas, recovery is not just about sobriety. Recovery is about emotional well being, intellectual growth, competency development and so much more.

The Road to Recovery Begins at ABRAXAS.