Abraxas is a national leader in providing residential, community based and in home services for youth, adults and families.
Abraxas Youth & Family Services is a nonprofit provider of a diversified array of services to over 5,000 youth, adults and families each year. Abraxas began in Marienville, Pennsylvania in 1973 with only one site and only 30 clients. Now, 50 years later, Abraxas operates programs in five states providing treatment, behavioral health services, educational & vocational support, life skills, family counseling, recreation and community engagement. We are strength-based, client-centered, family-oriented and trauma-focused. Abraxas offers alternative education, outpatient counseling, in-home services, shelter, detention, residential treatment and re-entry/transition assistance.
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.
Residents receive three nutritional meals and at least one snack per day. In eligible residential programs, Breakfast, Lunch and Snacks are provided to all residents under the Federal School Breakfast-Lunch Program.
Although Abraxas residential programs provide nutritious meals and snacks year-round while youth are in placement, families may be eligible to receive free meals for other students in the household and for Abraxas residents following discharge, via the Summer Food Service Program.
Families may use any of the following methods to locate sites that serve free meals to children during the summer: