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Sun Gate Foundation, a (501)(c)(3) non-profit, survivor led 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. Sun Gate Foundation funds 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.


We are now accepting applications for the spring 2021 semester.  Please email for more information and link to application.


We are currently accepting applications for internships.  If you are interested in an internship, please email  with “INTERN” in the subject line.

Human Trafficking Jamaica

Task Force

The National Task Force Against Trafficking in Persons (NATFATIP) established in 2005, leads the Government of Jamaica’s (GOJ’s) efforts to coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate the national response to Trafficking in Persons. The Task Force encompasses personnel from a wide range of State Agencies, such as: the Ministries of National Security, Justice, Labour and Social Security, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Health, Tourism, Education, the Child Protection and Family Services Agency, the Office of the Children’s Advocate, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Jamaica Constabulary Force and the Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (CISOCA) , as well as members of the NGO community. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice currently chairs the Task Force.

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Recent Updates

Survivor Leadership Spotlight

In honor of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month, Sun Gate Foundation will be honoring veteran Survivor Leaders in the United States. Survivor Leaders include the lateNorma Hotaling, Vednita Carter, Autumn Burris, Marian Hatcher, Tina Frundt, Audrey Morrissey, Christine Stark, Beth Jacobs, and Kathleen Mitchell. Click Here to read more Read more →

5 for Five Challenge

“Education was my ‘way out’ of a family locked in generational cycles of violence, substance abuse, mental illness and poverty.” Dr. Kate Price With your help we can provide assistance to many other survivors like Kate. Immediately show your support and participate in our 5 for Five Challenge. Through education, survivors can be empowered to confidently pursue their dreams and become more active and vital members of society. In addition, survivors often position themselves to “give... Read more →

Documentary in Aruba – False Promises – Features the Story of Our CEO, Shamere McKenzie

The story of our CEO, Shamere McKenzie, is featured in a documentary produced on the island of Aruba by The Switch Foundation. SYNOPSIS OF DOCUMENTARY ‘FALSE PROMISE ‘: The story of Shamere inspired the Switch Foundation team and that is why we wanted to multiply the message through False Promise, an experimental documentary adapted in Aruba with aspiring and amateur actors, designed to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of our girls by networks. traffickers and... Read more →