Our purpose

Over the years, we’ve worked closely with many news agencies and celebrities around the world to help bring more girls out of human trafficking. We’ve hosted world fundraising events, media opportunities, and experiences that have a lasting impact on the world.

At Unlikely Heroes our vision and mission are global. Our Heroes are on the front lines every day working to rescue, restore and rehabilitate child victims out of slavery. Since 2011, we have rescued hundreds of children and their journey to freedom starts in one of our 5 restoration homes located around the world. 

 Our experienced Unlikely Heroes teams are on the ground in the United States, Mexico, Thailand and the Philippines, providing the very best in restorative care, safe housing, education, life skills, medical care, counseling, stability and love to every single child we care for.

Rescue Stories


Little Ariana was just 5 years old when she was rescued from sexual abuse. A life of poverty and suffering had left little Ariana vulnerable to abuse and exploitation. Our teams were right by her side to comfort her and support her when she was rescued by special investigators.

 She’s so young, she couldn’t even understand why detectives kept asking her so many questions.

 Our teams have done everything they can to make all of the difficult moments from this past week easier for her – they got her a strawberry ice cream cone (her favorite flavor!), and they let her pick a beautiful pink bouquet of flowers that put a smile on her face.At every step of the way, we’ve had a psychologist with her to help her process her pain and trauma, and little Ariana is now living in the safety of our Unlikely Heroes home receiving the love, care and specialized services that she needs to make a full recovery! She is free!


Abandoned at 4 years old, and then sold into the hands of traffickers, Allie is now free. Forced to live in a sex den for many years as a child slave, Allie became pregnant last year at only 16 years old. Throughout her pregnancy, she found herself worrying about her baby and their future. Terrified that her baby would be taken from her and sold to other traffickers, just after her baby was born, Allie found herself mustering up the strength to plan an escape. She decided she had no option but to risk both of their lives and to try and run away. Allie escaped only a few weeks ago, and had nowhere to go with her newborn baby, but she knew that the one place she could not go was back. Assisted by Unlikely Heroes rescue teams, she just made it to safety and has been moved with her newborn baby into our home. They are now safe, receiving the medical and restorative care they need. NOW, Allie and her new baby are finally living in freedom, surrounded by love and people who care. Allie, we celebrate your strength and courage today – and we celebrate with you that your baby will now only know a life of freedom.


Happy First Beach Day Ellie! You may remember it was only a few short weeks ago 5-year-old Ellie was rescued from a child pornography ring. She’s now safe and healing at Courage House.Ellie* absolutely loved the beach, the sand and a fun day to enjoy life! The sand was such a new feeling for her she didn’t know how to react. She actually cried at first with the sand because she didn’t know what it was, and the other girls at the our home in Mexico had to show her how to play with it! Before you know it she was rolling in the sand and giggling! A few minutes later she got brave enough to pile it all over herself. Now, she’s totally in love with the beach.