It all began for Yes Unlimited with the first youth refuge, Broughton House, to be established in Albury way back in 1978. In true grassroots style a group of concerned community members got together and decided to do something about the growing issue of youth homelessness. Initially employing one worker, the Refuge was located in central Albury and provided accommodation for up to 8 young people aged 12-18 years.
During the next few years’ submissions for funding were successful and by 1982 Broughton House employed 4 workers. The early 80’s saw the formation of a separate organisation to manage the emerging youth focused programs and in 1983, Albury Wodonga Youth Emergency Services Ltd (YES) was registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission. During 1983, workers at the refuge recognized an increased need for counselling support for young people, and further lobbying and submission writing resulted in the formation of the Adolescent Family Counselling Service in 1985.
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