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Way Back Inn began as coins dropped in a swear jar on the floor of a Boeing fabrication shop. Over time, the funds in the makeshift piggy bank grew, and volunteers began working with the owners of abandoned homes and leasing properties for families experiencing homelessness with the money they raised. Now with 10 units in Renton, Tukwila, and Kent, Way Back Inn provides short- and long-term housing for families to help them achieve self-sufficiency. While living in the housing, families can take part in Way Back Inn's programs to attain employment, apply for permanent housing, or finish a trade program. In 2013, Way Back Inn aims to provide rental and utility assistance and short- and long-term housing for 75 families.
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