Abraxas Ohio



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Welcome to Abraxas Ohio

Abraxas Ohio, located in Shelby, Ohio is a 100 bed Residential Treatment Center for adolescent males.

Services at Abraxas Ohio are strength-based and targeted toward achieving specific and measurable behavioral outcomes for each youth. Residents have complex treatment needs and many present with co-existing conditions such as mental illness and developmental disabilities in addition to substance abuse issues.

Most youth placed at Abraxas Ohio have a history of trauma and have experienced sexual or physical abuse, death of caregivers and chronic exposure to violence. Abraxas Ohio uses The Sanctuary Model® for Trauma Informed Care as the framework for treatment. The Sanctuary Model® is a blueprint for clinical and organizational change which, at its core, promotes safety and recovery from adversity through the active creation of a trauma-informed community.

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  • Educational Services

Educational services for youth are provided on-site by Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center teachers with oversight by the school Principal. All Abraxas High School credits are transferable to the youth’s home school, and graduation, G.E.D., and post-graduation and pre-employment options are also available.


Ancillary education curriculum including career exploration services and training related to the employment market are part of this programming. The Abraxas High School provides special education services in the least restrictive environment to those students in need of such services. Instruction with a full-time learning support teacher, monitored in the mainstream by the special education staff and ancillary services team are all provided. Remedial services in reading and math are part of the core curriculum.


  • Life Skills/Independent Living

All youth are provided with life skills/independent living programming while at the residential facility. This service is educational in nature and focuses on pertinent topics to enhance the youth’s ability to live independently.


  • Medical Services

The medical department at Abraxas is staffed by two contract pediatricians, a contract psychiatrist, a full time nurse manager, and four nurses. Medical staff arrange for all medical care, required dental care, and pharmacological services as needed, including psychological/mental health services as accessed through third party insurance and/or Medicaid.


  • Community Service

One of the most exciting ways to help young adolescents become responsible, caring, sober and crime free citizens is to provide them with opportunities to look beyond themselves and reach out to others in their schools and communities. The purpose of the service learning projects is to develop positive helping relationships with members of the youth’s community and other helping individuals that can serve as support for the youth’s recovery.


Youth can benefit from service learning projects in a variety of ways. These include opportunities to practice the new skills taught in the residential facility, opportunities to meet and spend time with people of significantly different ages and backgrounds from themselves, opportunities to develop new interests and discover new talents and abilities in themselves, and the experience of helping others, which can lead to greater self-confidence, purposefulness, and personal maturity. Service learning projects will also assist the youth with career exploration opportunities.

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Additional Services

Abraxas Ohio is accredited by The Joint Commission, licensed and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services for Residential Programs and Outpatient Treatment Services and certified by the Ohio Department of Youth Services to provide assessment, treatment and transitional services to juvenile sex offenders.

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  • Abraxas Ohio

    2775 State Rt. 39

    Shelby, Ohio 44875

  • (800) 680-5747

  • (419) 747-3504