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“Family Is Home. That’s What’s Important—Nothing Else.”

“The day I got laid off, I got home and I knew I had enough money for one more week to stay at the motel, and that was it,” says Tony Tansey, a single father with a four-year-old daughter named Kylie. Early in 2013, Tony was furloughed from his job as a cabinetmaker, leaving him unable to pay his rent. Father and daughter moved to a motel, but after Tony was laid off from his job altogether, he quickly ran out of options. Here he talks to Reverend Jan Bolerjack, the pastor of Riverton United Methodist Church in Tukwila, about how he and Kylie came to live in her church.

Their story aired on KUOW in June of 2015.

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