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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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Strack & Van Til CheckOut Challenge

Thank You for Supporting TradeWinds Services

Thank you Strack & Van Til Food Markets and residents of Lake County - from June 8 to 21, your compassion and generous support of the “Round-Up for TradeWinds” campaign raised over $27,000. These funds will help support so many programs at TradeWinds. Programs such as Childcare and Summer & Winter Camps for children of all abilities; and for our adults with developmental & physical disabilities programs that include Adult Day Activity & Training Program; Pre-Vocational Training including our Sign Shop; Employment Services for community employment; Respite services for families; and Deaf Services advocacy & Sign Language classes. Pictured with the "BIG" check are Jeff Strack, President & CEO of Strack & Van Til Food Markets and Lisa Tatina, Director of Development & Marketing of TradeWinds Services. And a “VERY BIG” THANK YOU to all the hardworking cashiers who helped make this possible, your support in this campaign will make a life-changing difference for TradeWinds children and adults with disabilities.

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Upcoming events

Golf Scramble for Kids
Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN
Luncheon & Style Show
Avalon Manor, Merrillville, IN
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