Abraxas I

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Welcome to Abraxas I

Our 90 acre campus sits in the Allegheny National Forest in northwestern Pennsylvania, tucked quietly away from what many of our kids are accustomed to. This setting provides a fresh start, from the moment you turn onto our tree lined drive.

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

We pride ourselves on our holistic approach to treatment as we believe that treating the whole person is essential to produce real and lasting change.

Since its inception in 1973 under a contract with the Governor’s Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Abraxas I has treated residents in the interrelated areas of substance use/abuse, socialization, education/vocation, family, delinquency, community awareness and victim impact.

Although rooted in substance abuse treatment, we continue to expand our service offerings as the needs of our young people continue to increase in complexity.

Additional Services

At Abraxas I, we pride ourselves on our holistic approach to treatment. In addition to the five treatment options we offer, Abraxas I provides an array of supplemental services that support each youth’s clinical programming:

  • On-site Arlene Lissner Middle/High School - private school which is fully accredited and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • Career and Technical Education to include certifications in specific areas
  • Work Readiness Program - job training, volunteer work and employment readiness
  • Higher Education opportunities
  • Community service and restitution opportunities
  • PIAA Athletics – football, track, softball and wrestling

Our Specialties

Additional Services

Abraxas I is accredited by The Joint Commission and partnering with the Sanctuary Institute for clinical and organizational change.

Our Specialties

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  • Abraxas I

    165 Abraxas Road

    Box 59

    Marienville, Pennsylvania 16239

  • (814) 927-6615

  • (814) 927-8560