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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

"The Shed" at Abraxas LDP

Experience CHALLENGE, Experience CHANGE, Experience SUCCESS

At the Abraxas Leadership Development Program there are many opportunities for learning. For starters, there is the Learning Center where we go everyday to receive our standard education. We cover your average school day subjects such as English, Math, Science and Social Studies. Then outside of the classroom, a different kind of knowledge is gained. A type of knowledge that goes way beyond the text books in History Class or the variables in Algebra. Its called the LEAP program...


Fish stocking program teaches kids valuable lessons

Abraxas I has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to stock local streams with trout for the past 13 years! This season included 20 days of stocking, 64 A1 students performing a total of 781 community service hours by stocking 19 streams in Forest, Warren, McKean, Elk, Jefferson, Venango and Crawford counties with approximately 59,000 trout! In addition to earning community service hours each youth receives a conservation award patch and certificate from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Through our work with PAFBC, we have also received an Institutional Fishing License which enables us to take our students fishing.


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.


Accreditations, Certifications & Awards

Our achievements

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


Our Facilities: At a glance