Media Coverage

We Heart Seattle intervenes to help North Seattle neighbors with troubled homeless camp ( – by Joel Moreno, KOMO News Reporter, April 3, 2024

Join us for an inspiring and insightful journey into nonprofit leadership as we sit down with Andrea Suarez, Founder of We Heart Seattle, a remarkable organization dedicated to serving and empowering others. In this engaging podcast, we delve deep into the life and experiences of a dynamic leader who has made it her life’s mission to impact the world positively.

Our guest, Andrea Suarez, opens up about her unique path to the nonprofit sector and the driving forces behind her unshakable commitment to service. Through this intimate conversation, we gain valuable insights into the challenges and rewards of nonprofit work. We learn about the inspiring projects and initiatives that have defined We Heart Seattle and how they are making a difference in the lives of countless individuals and communities.
This podcast is a tribute to the dedicated individuals who pour their hearts and souls into the nonprofit sector, and it serves as a source of motivation for those who aspire to make a difference in the world.

Leadership Stories with Andrea Suarez – From Passion to Purpose | Podcast on Spotify – Shama Shams, April 2, 2024

How Cities Become Degraded | Post Alley by Anthony Robinson, October 6, 2023

BAILING OUT GOVERNMENT AGAIN: WE HEART CLEANS WA STATE HIGHWAYS #seattle – YouTube by Jonathon Choe, Discovery Institute, October 2, 2023 

Where we’re at: Far apart on Seattle’s drug crisis | The Seattle Times – by Alex Fryer, Seattle Times Opinion columnist, September 22, 2023

Podcast: Patrick Burnite was a homeless drug addict on the streets of Seattle. With the help of Andrea Suarez of We Heart Seattle, Patrick is housed and working as a resource navigator for Bybee Lakes Hope Center in Portland. Andrea Suarez is the founder and Executive Director of We Heart Seattle, which has transitioned nearly 200 people from the streets into shelters and housing. We Heart Seattle has also removed nearly a million pounds of trash from parks and public spaces. – Rational in Portland, September 14, 2023

‘No rules playground’: Seattle records 5th homicide of the year, on page for record high – KOMO News, August 31, 2023

“The lack of police presence and the no-rules playground that’s been happening on the block of Lenora where I work, where I play, where I shop for groceries has become a sting of murders, and it’s very, very tragic,” said Andrea Suarez, founder of We Heart Seattle.

Volunteer find 8 bodies in camps over 2 years – Fox 13, August 30, 2023

We are hearing from a local organization about the harsh reality of our region’s homeless crisis.

Baby Oliver is off the streets- at least for now – [un]Divided, June 16, 2023

This week, in our episode “Ideology or Innocence,” we shared the story of baby Oliver, who was living with his mom in a tent in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.

“Not one to wait for the government to act, Andrea Suarez with We Heart Seattle (unDivided’s Charity of the Year) sprang into action. Within a day, she had secured a tiny home for Kimberly and Oliver and spent the day with them learning about the challenges they face in getting off the streets.”

6 Stories of Successful People Who Were Formerly Homeless  – U.S. News & World Report, July 12, 2023

We Heart Seattle’s Program Director, Tim Emerson, shares his experience

Theft ring targeting local businesses in Seattle | Fox News Video – Fox Friends First, May 24, 2023

Shoutout to We Heart Seattle by Mike Dunn, Dunn Lumber President

*TRIGGER WARNING* Friday, April 3, 2023. Fox13 Seattle. The Spotlight: Volunteer finds body in tent near T-Mobile Park.

In a week filled with all the fanfare of Mariners’ opening day, you may have missed a moment of tragedy that played out just a long fly-ball away from T-Mobile Park.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023. KIRO 7 Live Studio. Andrea Suarez of ‘We Heart Seattle’ speaks on orga’s efforts to clean up encampments 

Andrea Suarez of We Heart Seattle speaks about the organization’s efforts to clean up encampments.

Thursday, March 30, 2023. [un]DIVIDED With Brandi Kruse
In the fourth of a six-part series celebrating “Truth Tellers,” Andrea Suarez explains how her frustration over trash littering the streets of Seattle morphed into a mission to disrupt the homeless industrial complex.

Monday, February 20 2023. Fox 13The Spotlight: 2,221 homeless camps on WSDOT right-of-ways, including I-5 and I-90

Parents frightened for their kids, fed up with their government and demanding to know: What will it take to clear out the homeless camp under Seattle’s Ship Canal Bridge for good? Parents’ pleas were heard all the way in Olympia and Gov. Jay Inslee told FOX 13 that state and local agencies were about to launch a major cleanup effort, but it still may not be enough to satisfy neighbors. The Spotlight also spoke with people experiencing homelessness who have been building their own solutions while waiting for permanent housing. But the result is threatening public safety on highways from Seattle to Spokane. Plus, a fix for the state’s police pursuit policy advances in Olympia, but not without some big changes at the last minute.

Thursday, February 9, 2023. RV encampment in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood cleared

It’s a move that critics often say displaces a vulnerable population without addressing the root problem. Though for Austin Coil, Thursday’s move represents a new start.

Debate On Cities: Cities Dont’ Die, People Do ( – By Roger Valdez, Forbes Contributor, September 5, 2022

Nonprofit works to get homeless residents into housing | – By Blair Best, KGW8, August 30, 2022

[un]Divided with Brandi Kruse: Andrea Suarez and Kevin Dahlgren interview, from 11m:30s to 45m:15s. – June 20, 2022