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Serving People with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.
TradeWinds provides services for children of all abilities and adults with physical and intellectual 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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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.

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Impact Club makes donation to TradeWinds Deaf Services

The Impact Club: Tri-Town 3 is a group of individuals impacting the local community. They use intelligence, connections, propensity to solve problems with committed hearts, and unrelenting conviction to turn small donations into huge impacts. At their meeting in early June, the group chose TradeWinds Deaf Services as the non-profit organization to receive their donation. Janet Koontz of TradeWinds Deaf Services presented the Deaf Services program and mission to the group explaining how "Deaf are living daily in a hearing world that communicates much through written materials or verbal communication. Many aspects of our lives involve written communication: medical information, housing issues, banking, just to name a few. At Deaf Services, we are constantly faced with emergency situations. Your support will increase our ability to provide emergency response services to the Deaf community that live in Northwest Indiana." Thank you Impact Club for your generosity.

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