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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

Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning Gives Back

Every month, Illiana Heating is committed to giving back to local community organizations that are near and dear to team members. TradeWinds Deaf Services was chosen as the organization to receive their recent donation. On May 30th, Debbie Pampalone, TradeWinds Deaf Services Coordinator, and Lisa Tatina, Development & Marketing Director, attended a meeting at Illiana’s headquarters in Cedar Lake, where Debbie spoke about the Deaf Services program at TradeWinds. Debbie & Lisa received the donation of $1,500 at the meeting. Thank you to Illiana Heating & Air Conditioning and their employees for their generous donation.

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