Sun Gate Foundation

Sun Gate Foundation The Sun Gate Foundation is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization that provides educational opportunities to survivors of human trafficking. Sun Gate Foundation, a 501 (c) (3), survivor led non-profit organization based in Alexandria, Virginia, is an independent organization addressing a critical gap in the human trafficking aftercare community by making a substantial commitment to survivors.
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Sun Gate Foundation relies on donations and grants to fund the educational opportunities provided to survivors of Commercial Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking in the United States. The ultimate goal is to equip these young girls, boys, women, and men with a solid foundation to confidently go after their dreams.

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This report released by Human Trafficking Institute  demonstrates that the problem of human trafficking is not a solely ...
06/10/2021

This report released by Human Trafficking Institute demonstrates that the problem of human trafficking is not a solely foreign issue. This is happening right here, right now, in America. By advocating, educating, and donating, we can help #endit.

This report released by Human Trafficking Institute demonstrates that the problem of human trafficking is not a solely foreign issue. This is happening right here, right now, in America. By advocating, educating, and donating, we can help #endit.

We seek to elevate the voice of survivors of human trafficking in order to educate and inform our audience with correct ...
06/09/2021

We seek to elevate the voice of survivors of human trafficking in order to educate and inform our audience with correct and accurate information! Our weekly team pick helps us do just that!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #survivor #nonprofit

We seek to elevate the voice of survivors of human trafficking in order to educate and inform our audience with correct and accurate information! Our weekly team pick helps us do just that!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #survivor #nonprofit

Survivor leader Kathleen has opened 4 long term transitional housing facilities, written a diversion program for the Cit...
06/08/2021

Survivor leader Kathleen has opened 4 long term transitional housing facilities, written a diversion program for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office, & implemented a John School.
Learn more of her story at our website:
http://ow.ly/7RTu50F5WFU

#humantraffickingawareness

Survivor leader Kathleen has opened 4 long term transitional housing facilities, written a diversion program for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office, & implemented a John School.
Learn more of her story at our website:
http://ow.ly/7RTu50F5WFU

#humantraffickingawareness

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!Give. Volunteer. Educate. You can find all the information at our websit...
06/07/2021

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Give. Volunteer. Educate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Give. Volunteer. Educate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Reporting any suspicious activity can save a life or be key to putting away a abusive pimp! Put these numbers in your ph...
06/05/2021

Reporting any suspicious activity can save a life or be key to putting away a abusive pimp! Put these numbers in your phone today.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Reporting any suspicious activity can save a life or be key to putting away a abusive pimp! Put these numbers in your phone today.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Every dollar represents a human life trapped in oppression.  Together, we can end it. #sungatefoundation  #endtraffickin...
06/04/2021

Every dollar represents a human life trapped in oppression. Together, we can end it.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Every dollar represents a human life trapped in oppression. Together, we can end it.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Our weekly team pick will help inform you on the issues of trafficking as well of the complexities of trauma and victim ...
06/03/2021

Our weekly team pick will help inform you on the issues of trafficking as well of the complexities of trauma and victim after care.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Our weekly team pick will help inform you on the issues of trafficking as well of the complexities of trauma and victim after care.

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

We're here to help open up the conversation. Ask your questions below! #sungatefoundation  #endtrafficking #humantraffic...
06/02/2021

We're here to help open up the conversation. Ask your questions below!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

We're here to help open up the conversation. Ask your questions below!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Our newest team member could be YOU!#sungatefoundation  #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit ...
06/01/2021

Our newest team member could be YOU!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit #internships #volunteer

Our newest team member could be YOU!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit #internships #volunteer

Our goal is to be survivor focused and survivor led! Learn more about Tina's story here: http://ow.ly/8DFB50EXmlz#sungat...
05/31/2021

Our goal is to be survivor focused and survivor led! Learn more about Tina's story here: http://ow.ly/8DFB50EXmlz
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness

Our goal is to be survivor focused and survivor led! Learn more about Tina's story here: http://ow.ly/8DFB50EXmlz
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!Donate. Educate. Advocate. You can find all the information at our websi...
05/29/2021

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Donate. Educate. Advocate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Donate. Educate. Advocate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

We can't ignore the facts. Become an advocate today. #sungatefoundation  #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #sur...
05/28/2021

We can't ignore the facts. Become an advocate today.
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

We can't ignore the facts. Become an advocate today.
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph... Never...
05/27/2021

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph... Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore

"Powerfully raw, deeply moving, and utterly authentic. Rachel Lloyd has turned a personal atrocity into triumph... Never again will you look at young girls on the street as one of 'those' women—you will only see little girls that are girls just like us." —Demi Moore

"Stop calling it the oldest profession in the book & start calling it the oldest oppression"-Harmy Grillo shares her sto...
05/26/2021
The Oldest Oppression in the Book | Harmony Grillo | TEDxUCLA

"Stop calling it the oldest profession in the book & start calling it the oldest oppression"-Harmy Grillo shares her story and knowledge about the horrors of trafficking during a Ted Talk at UCLA.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ImX4WGSDxyk&t=9s

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #tedtalk

Prostitution has often been referred to as “the oldest profession in the book.” And there is a growing movement to further legitimize and normalize prostitut...

We are here to help educate and inform you! What questions do you have surrounding human trafficking? Comment below!
05/26/2021

We are here to help educate and inform you! What questions do you have surrounding human trafficking? Comment below!

We are here to help educate and inform you! What questions do you have surrounding human trafficking? Comment below!

Internships at Sun Gate Foundation affords the opportunity to motivated individuals who have the desire to expand their ...
05/25/2021

Internships at Sun Gate Foundation affords the opportunity to motivated individuals who have the desire to expand their knowledge in a non-profit environment!
If you are interested in an internship with Sungate, please email [email protected] with “INTERN” in the subject line.

Internships at Sun Gate Foundation affords the opportunity to motivated individuals who have the desire to expand their knowledge in a non-profit environment!
If you are interested in an internship with Sungate, please email [email protected] with “INTERN” in the subject line.

"An essential element of survivor leadership is to guide and support others to become leaders themselves if that is thei...
05/24/2021

"An essential element of survivor leadership is to guide and support others to become leaders themselves if that is their goal"- Autumn Burris
Learn more about Autumn's story on our website: http://ow.ly/3fQt50ERRIt
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness

"An essential element of survivor leadership is to guide and support others to become leaders themselves if that is their goal"- Autumn Burris
Learn more about Autumn's story on our website: http://ow.ly/3fQt50ERRIt
#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!Give. Volunteer. Educate. You can find all the information at our websit...
05/22/2021

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Give. Volunteer. Educate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Ready to take your next step in helping end it?!
Give. Volunteer. Educate.
You can find all the information at our website!
https://www.sun-gate.org/

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Knowledge is power! Part of being a good advocate means learning about human trafficking from reputable sources. Our tea...
05/21/2021

Knowledge is power! Part of being a good advocate means learning about human trafficking from reputable sources. Our team wants to share their favorite resources to help you do just that!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Knowledge is power! Part of being a good advocate means learning about human trafficking from reputable sources. Our team wants to share their favorite resources to help you do just that!

#sungatefoundation #endtrafficking #humantraffickingawareness #survivor #nonprofit

Survivor Spotlight:Shamere McKenzie was the first recipient of a Sun Gate scholarship. Now our CEO, Shamere dedicates he...
05/18/2021

Survivor Spotlight:
Shamere McKenzie was the first recipient of a Sun Gate scholarship. Now our CEO, Shamere dedicates her life to seeing those who are trapped in slavery not only freed, but allowed to live a life of liberation through education!
https://www.sun-gate.org/shameres-story/

Survivor Spotlight:
Shamere McKenzie was the first recipient of a Sun Gate scholarship. Now our CEO, Shamere dedicates her life to seeing those who are trapped in slavery not only freed, but allowed to live a life of liberation through education!
https://www.sun-gate.org/shameres-story/

OPPORTUNITY!!!! Are you a survivor of human trafficking that would like to pursue a career in the mental health field bu...
04/30/2021
SOPHWORKS RECOVERY GROUP Summer Workshop Series

OPPORTUNITY!!!!

Are you a survivor of human trafficking that would like to pursue a career in the mental health field but need more information? THIS WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!!!

Come hear from Dr. Darryl Arrington as he provides guidance to getting involved.

There is a small stipend for taking the course and space is limited. Click the link below for more information and to register.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP3S89kxa284OGqVUyJ1bnDamRlZBun_RiqkC0TNGxOLJ9zg/viewform

2021 MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP For the 3rd year, Sophworks Recovery Group will host a Summer Workshop. This year’s workshop is intended for survivors of trafficking who are considering working in the mental health field. Attendance will be confidential. Inquires should be directed to sop...

Join us today at 11 am on Instagram
03/08/2021

Join us today at 11 am on Instagram

Join us on Instagram Live Monday! On #InternationalWomensDay, we'll chat with Shamere McKenzie, CEO of Sun Gate Foundation, a nonprofit that provides survivors of human trafficking with access to educational opportunities. She is a survivor of sex trafficking and a liberator passionately helping survivors restore independent, vibrant lives after exploitation. Shamere is a subject matter expert on #humantrafficking, an internationally recognized speaker, the Anti-trafficking Ambassador to Jamaica, and a Training Manager for the National Human Trafficking Hotline at Polaris. She is also the co-chair for the Victim Services Committee of the Maryland State Human Trafficking Task Force. Tune in #live on Instagram Mon, Mar. 8 at 11 a.m. EST to hear about Shamere’s work empowering #survivors and women everywhere!

Join us today at 2 pm EST.
02/25/2021

Join us today at 2 pm EST.

🚨 You don't want to miss out on this! Black Women Breaking it Down - Keeping it Real 🗣🗣 Februray, 25th!
#humantraffickingawareness #sexworkisneither #removeyourblindfolds #removethestigma #blackexcellence #UnitedweHeal #VednitaCarterPresents

Kat Wehunt, who survived years of sex trafficking as a teenager, knows she’s lucky to have escaped. But she worries that...
02/16/2021
This SC human trafficking survivor is drawing from her past to tackle the problem

Kat Wehunt, who survived years of sex trafficking as a teenager, knows she’s lucky to have escaped. But she worries that her peers in the Palmetto State don’t have a simple, thorough and accessible system to help them maintain a life free from abuse.

http://ow.ly/UnwQ50DBFwe

Kat Wehunt, who survived years of sex trafficking as a teenager, knows she’s lucky to have thrived. But she worries that her peers in the Palmetto State don’t have a

Nine migrant farmworkers were awarded nearly $500,000 for unpaid wages following a lawsuit by Indiana Legal Services and...
02/11/2021
Migrant farmworkers in Indiana awarded nearly $500,000

Nine migrant farmworkers were awarded nearly $500,000 for unpaid wages following a lawsuit by Indiana Legal Services and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.

http://ow.ly/A96W50Dxhfo

Nine migrant farmworkers were awarded nearly $500,000 for unpaid wages following a lawsuit by Indiana Legal Services and the Neighborhood Christian Legal Clinic.

During the month of January we honored veteran Survivor Leaders in the anti-trafficking movement.  These trailblazing wo...
02/01/2021

During the month of January we honored veteran Survivor Leaders in the anti-trafficking movement. These trailblazing women should be celebrated for leading the fight and creating pathways for other survivors to find their lane. Most of these women were doing the work before the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was authorized in 2000.

Again, we say THANK YOU to the late Norma Hotaling, Vednita Carter, Autumn Burris, Marian Hatcher, Tina Frundt, Audrey Morrissey, Christine Stark, Beth Jacobs and Kathleen Mitchell.

#survivorleaders #humantrafficking

Click the link to read more about each woman.. http://ow.ly/W9fu30rv4dH

During the month of January we honored veteran Survivor Leaders in the anti-trafficking movement. These trailblazing women should be celebrated for leading the fight and creating pathways for other survivors to find their lane. Most of these women were doing the work before the Trafficking Victims Protection Act was authorized in 2000.

Again, we say THANK YOU to the late Norma Hotaling, Vednita Carter, Autumn Burris, Marian Hatcher, Tina Frundt, Audrey Morrissey, Christine Stark, Beth Jacobs and Kathleen Mitchell.

#survivorleaders #humantrafficking

Click the link to read more about each woman.. http://ow.ly/W9fu30rv4dH

Support Kathleen Mitchell by purchasing her book, It's My Story and I'm Sticking to it. Click the link to purchase her b...
01/29/2021

Support Kathleen Mitchell by purchasing her book, It's My Story and I'm Sticking to it.

Click the link to purchase her book now http://ow.ly/SYry50Dlp7E

Support Kathleen Mitchell by purchasing her book, It's My Story and I'm Sticking to it.

Click the link to purchase her book now http://ow.ly/SYry50Dlp7E

Today we honor Survivor Leader, Kathleen Mitchell, who has been doing this work since the 1970's.  To younger survivor l...
01/29/2021

Today we honor Survivor Leader, Kathleen Mitchell, who has been doing this work since the 1970's.

To younger survivor leaders, "DO NOT MAKE IT ABOUT YOU! This is about the women not you. Make sure you are healthy enough to do the work. I know we all heal along with doing this work but do not use this work as a platform to say look at me see what I am doing."

What are some challenges you have faced in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation as a Survivor Leader?

Because I was one of the first survivor leaders my challenge was law enforcement (getting them to see women as human) the community in realizing women need help and appropriate resources to be able to move on. And also for women to trust us.

What are your greatest accomplishments in the movement against human trafficking?

Besides being able to change my life I feel that being blessed to open 4 long term transitional housing for 20 women, write a diversion program for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office that has diverted prostitution charges for thousands of women, implemented John School for men soliciting trafficked women while being able to educate them on how their actions affected the women, communities and their families.

Read more about Kathleen at http://ow.ly/Cg1a50DloWu

Today we honor Survivor Leader, Kathleen Mitchell, who has been doing this work since the 1970's.

To younger survivor leaders, "DO NOT MAKE IT ABOUT YOU! This is about the women not you. Make sure you are healthy enough to do the work. I know we all heal along with doing this work but do not use this work as a platform to say look at me see what I am doing."

What are some challenges you have faced in the fight against commercial sexual exploitation as a Survivor Leader?

Because I was one of the first survivor leaders my challenge was law enforcement (getting them to see women as human) the community in realizing women need help and appropriate resources to be able to move on. And also for women to trust us.

What are your greatest accomplishments in the movement against human trafficking?

Besides being able to change my life I feel that being blessed to open 4 long term transitional housing for 20 women, write a diversion program for the City of Phoenix Prosecutor’s Office that has diverted prostitution charges for thousands of women, implemented John School for men soliciting trafficked women while being able to educate them on how their actions affected the women, communities and their families.

Read more about Kathleen at http://ow.ly/Cg1a50DloWu

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Alexandria, VA
22304

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

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(571) 403-1495

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