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TradeWinds
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.

Recent News

TradeWinds to receive NWI COVID-19 Relief Fund: WAVE 2 Grant

This new grant funding is to help meet the immediate, essential, and acute needs of as many people as quickly as possible. The funding will assist with the cost of additional transportation needs, improving the safety of our participants while practicing social distancing to and from our center every day or to jobs in the community. The grant funds will also allow for the final installation of air purifiers in the remaining portion of our buildings to enhance the health and safety of our participants and employees. Additionally, these funds will help us provide monthly Food Bank Pantry Pack boxes for 50 families assisted by TradeWinds. This grant was made possible by United Way of Northwest Indiana (UWNWI) and Indiana United Ways with funding provided by Lilly Endowment Inc.

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Feb
07
2022
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