Abraxas began in Marienville, Pennsylvania with one site and 30 clients. Now, 50 years later, Abraxas Youth & Family Services is a national leader in the operation of community based and residential programming for at-risk youth, adults and families and operates 18 programs across five statesLearn more
We ensure team members provide supervision and direction through meaningful interaction, while maintaining a safe and trauma- informed treatment environment.
We maintain a high degree of structure and set clear expectations.
We set high expectations for personal accountability around one’s actions. We teach responsible thinking and pro-social behaviors which promote the development of new habits and skills.
We set standards for behavior and model the behaviors we teach.
Through working together and keeping open lines of communication, we promote and establish supportive relationships through which growth and change can occur.
We are committed to sustaining a culture of awareness and belonging. We foster an environment which promotes fairness, understanding and acceptance through which meaningful change can occur.
We take pride in providing an environment conducive to treatment. By setting high expectations, we teach responsibility, respect for property and respect for oneself and others.
Through our community based and residential programs, Abraxas serves over 7,000 youth, adults and families each year. Our dedicated and caring staff pride themselves on their commitment to those entrusted to their care.
Developing partnerships in the local community through which youth and staff give of their time and talent is a long standing staple of Abraxas programming. By giving more than 47,500 hours of service annually, youth become active members of their community, develop life skills and build competencies that will benefit them far beyond their time with Abraxas.
Based on the Client Satisfaction Survey given to residents around the time of discharge, 99% reported they felt that Abraxas had prepared them to return to their home community and they were ready to leave.
My Time at Abraxas I...
Sisyphus, a figure in Greek mythology who plays a central role at Abraxas is something that has always stuck with me. He is tasked with pushing a huge boulder up a mountain everyday only to have to start anew the next. Whether it be drug addiction, addiction to money or street life, or just the everyday highs and lows of real life, we will all have to push our rock. Abraxas taught me that life is hard enough, and that your actions and ways of thinking are the only thing you are completely in control of. This is a lesson we should all know. Whether you are a client, a parent or a PO reading this, I’d like you to know that my nine months at Abraxas saved my life...Read more