Abraxas Youth Center (AYC)

South Mountain, Pennsylvania

10058 South Mountain Road - Box 334
South Mountain, Pennsylvania 17261
(717) 749-3066

Fax: (717) 749-3229

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Accredited by the Middle States Association of College and Schools

Accredited by the National Commission on Correctional Health Care


  • Delinquent males between the ages of 12-18, with a history of firesetting or sexual offending.
  • An IQ of 70 or above (will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis).


  • Secure Detention
  • Shelter
  • Secure Firesetter program
  • Secure Sexual Offender program
  • 90 day diagnostic evaluations for firesetters


Located on the grounds of the South Mountain Restoration Center in Pennsylvania's Franklin County, AYC is a multi-service residential facility.  The detention and shelter units focus on short-term development activities, which are designed to assist clients in transitioning into a treatment program.  The Firesetter & Sexual Offender programs provide offense-cycle treatment and relapse prevention services.  Clients participate in both individual and group counseling.  The group counseling is dictated by an extensive 52-week curriculum, which includes weekly groups in Aggression Replacement Training, Thinking Errors, drug and alcohol education, and family groups.  A licensed, private on-site education program operates year round and offers both a diploma and GED track.

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