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Serving People with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.
TradeWinds provides services for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities including: Childcare, Summer Camp and Speech & Occupational Therapy; Adult Day Activity & Program Training (ADAPT), Pre-Vocational Services (Sewing Manufacturing, Sign Shop, Packaging, General Assembly & Order Fulfillment), Employment Services, Residential Group Homes and Supported Living, Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services and Chicago Lighthouse Low Vision Clinic for residents of Northwest Indiana.

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Services for the Community

TradeWinds provides skill training and job opportunities for our adults with disabilities to earn a paycheck.

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Established through philanthropy and volunteer support, your donations, time or talents to TradeWinds helps people with disabilities achieve greater independence, dignity and personal freedom.

Recent News

NIPSCO Volunteers work with TradeWinds Children

Gardening Project

On Thursday, May 10th, a volunteer group from NIPSCO came to TradeWinds to work with our children on phase 1 of our gardening project. The volunteers, our teachers, and the children worked together planting and decorating large flowerpots as a learning experience. These gorgeous flowerpots are helping beautify some outdoor locations around the TradeWinds building. Thank you to our NIPSCO volunteers, Victoria, Michele, Jen, Pauline, and Michele for your time and talents, and thank you to Erin and Megan of Lake Area United Way, the addition of these beautiful flowers will be a reminder of your friendship and support. And, a big thank you to our TradeWinds Childcare teachers for your passion for teaching and devotion to our children.

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Upcoming events

Bowling Fun
Stardust II, Merrillville, IN
Annual Gala
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
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