Providing bridges between hardships and home

Our Mission:


Way Back Inn provides transitional housing to families in need of housing, while helping them rebuild their lives, dignity, and self confidence.


Our Impact

We serve low income & homeless families with young children

  • short-term (3-6 months) transitional homes - utilities, furniture, appliances & basic necessities are all provided

  • long-term (up to 24 months) transitional homes available for families where an adult is in a training or educational program

  • offer one-time rental or utility assistance to prevent families from becoming homeless



Path to PERMANENT Housing

About 90% of our families successfully transition to long term or permanent housing



Years Serving communities

Serving our community since 1991



Families Served

Assisted over 1,600 families with transitional housing or rental/utility assistance since 1991


A total of 11,199 people were experiencing homelessness in Seattle/King County on
January 25, 2019. Forty-seven percent (47%) were unsheltered.

2010  "Point in Time" Count Numbers Released / Read Full Article



Support for shelters and transitional living and housing programs is necessary if we are going to change the landscape for homeless boys and girls in America.

―Jewel Kilcher


Get Involved

Through the support and generosity of our volunteers, donors and community we are able to fight the homeless crisis in our society.

Volunteer opportunities

Being a volunteer based organization, there's always need for volunteers.  Click "Learn More" to see how you can help.

Make a Donation

With only 1 full-time employee, we have very little organization overhead which means almost 100% of all donations go directly to helping the families in our programs.  Any amount is appreciated! In addition to cash donations, there are other items you can donate as well.  Click "Donations" to learn more.