our story


Started by local families, for local families

In the 1970s, a group of local parents came together with one goal: to improve care and support services for people with disability in the Hunter region. As parents of children with disability, they recognised that existing services were insufficient and needed to change. They were determined to provide their children and future generations with the quality support they deserved as valuable members of society.

The group gained swift support from the Hunter community. Tireless community fundraising efforts led to the opening of Cessnock Hostel in 1982, finally providing much-needed support to local residents with disability.

Growing our services to help more people thrive

To this day, the Cessnock Hostel continues to provide accommodation and low-level support to people with disability, helping to increase their independence and confidence. To meet increasing need for disability services, the Community Living Program was established and began providing long-term housing, brokerage, and emergency respite accommodation for people with disability. The Social Circles program was established more recently, giving people with disability opportunities to participate in community events, travel, gain new experiences and make new friends. 

Becoming Finding Yellow

In 2013, our organisation was renamed “Finding Yellow”. The name represents our unwavering commitment to the community and our determination to discover better resources, stronger community networks, and improved facilities for our clients. It is also a reflection of our clients’ individual journeys towards improved confidence, independence, goal success, and fulfilment.

Starting with a handful of determined parents, Finding Yellow now offers an extensive range of disability support services to the local Hunter region. 

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