Deaf Services Luncheon


TradeWinds Deaf Services is the only nonprofit serving people who are deaf or hard of hearing in Northwest Indiana. And here’s how we celebrate another amazing year promoting inclusion, interpreting and providing services and support to those who need our added assistance most.

Don’t miss our 39th annual charitable luncheon, where we recognize key professionals and community supporters who’ve embodied our mission all year. Then, we all get treated to a style show, where some of TradeWinds Deaf Services clients, staff and community supporters will hit the runway to show off their style.

Saturday, October 7th

Avalon Manor • Merrillville, IN

boutique shopping 11:00am

luncheon 12:30pm

style show 1:30pm

Women’s fashions by Eco Chic Boutique
Also Children’s and Men’s Fashions

For more information or to RSVP for Deaf Services’ 39th Annual Luncheon & Style Show, please call (219) 945-0100, ext. 204 or email

As the only nonprofit serving people who are Deaf or hard of hearing in Northwest Indiana, Deaf Services maintains a large pool of qualified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters and provides case management services for clients who need added assistance reading mail, setting up and attending medical appointments, visiting pharmacies and organizing medications, buying groceries, acquiring necessities, organizing finances, managing budgets and securing employment.

For many people who are Deaf or hard of hearing, ASL is their only language Pampalone explained. “As a result, many do not read, write or understand English and experience a lack of incidental learning that greatly impacts their ability to manage daily tasks and solve problems in a time of crisis. In order to communicate, they rely on interpreters who translate information from English to American Sign Language.

Deaf Services, which has been providing support, education, advocacy and access to technology for individuals and families faced with issues related to hearing loss since 1978, partnered with TradeWinds in January 2014.