Unlikely Heroes is a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing and restoring child victims of sex trafficking. With restoration homes around the world, Unlikely Heroes is providing hope and freedom to our most vulnerable populations.
the unlikely heroes Team
Founder & CEO of Unlikely Heroes
Erica is the founder and CEO of Unlikely Heroes, a non-profit organization devoted to rescuing and restoring child victims from sex slavery. With restoration homes located around the world, Unlikely Heroes is providing hope and freedom to our most vulnerable populations.
Erica earned her MSW in Social Welfare from UC Berkeley and has used her academic and real world experience to successfully develop and implement effective prevention, rescue, and aftercare programs for the rehabilitation and restoration of sexually exploited children.
Erica’s combination of experience, passion and entrepreneurial vision continue to drive the mission at Unlikely Heroes forward. Since the organization’s founding in 2011, Erica and her team of dedicated and caring professionals have successfully built and developed restoration homes in the Philippines, Thailand, Mexico, and the USA.
In 2014, Erica and her team were asked to go to Nigeria to provide trauma counseling, education and medical services to the schoolgirls that had escaped the mass kidnapping from the Government Girls Secondary School in Northern Nigeria. In 2015, Erica was a guest speaker at TEDx, The Blaze, and TVC News, to advocate for child victims of sex slavery, and she continues to be a popular speaker for universities, churches, and conferences around the world.
Director of Programs
Esther Min is the Director of Programs at Unlikely Heroes and brings over 10 years of non-profit experience to the team. Esther has managed programs and implemented successful outcomes for various non-profits. With a degree in Child Development and Education from the University of California at Davis, Esther is a passionate advocate dedicated to serving the vulnerable and less protected populations.
In 2006, Esther was a Counselor II at FamiliesFirst, a non-profit specializing in level 12 group home and non-public school care for boys between the ages of 6-18. She worked directly in implementing wraparound and direct care services to the children in the program. In 2007, Esther volunteered in Mozambique where she was honored to spend time with one of the poorest people groups in the world. There, the value of every human experience and life became a reality as she experienced the moments of joy in the midst of extreme poverty. Since then, she has dedicated time traveling to third-world countries such as Kenya, Fiji, Mexico and Serbia in hopes of bringing systemic change.
Through her experiences of working abroad and in the States, as well as with a wide range of age-groups, Esther is dedicated to find solutions and raise awareness to global problems such as human trafficking, poverty, and exploitation of children.