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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 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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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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Indiana Arts Commission invests in TradeWinds

to strengthen people with disabilities through arts and creativity.

Tradewinds was selected to receive Arts Project Support funding from the Indiana Arts Commission. Over the next year, arts & craft activities for TradeWinds participants will be made possible, in part by the South Shore Arts and the Indiana Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are also proud to be the Indiana Arts Commissions' Arts Trust License Plate designee for Lake County. TradeWinds was recognized for exemplary commitment in the areas of community, education, economy, and health. Because of this designation, TradeWinds received funding from the Arts Trust, supported by donations from the sale of "Celebrate the Arts" license plates. Thank you to "Celebrate the Arts" license plate holders for supporting creativity in Lake County, and thank you to the Indiana Arts Commission, Governor Holcomb, Lieutenant Governor Crouch, and South Shore Arts for your support of our mission.

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