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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 Child Care, Summer & Functional Skills Camps, 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 and Supported Living Homes, Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services, TradeWinds Community Pantry, 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

Indiana Arts Commission awards Art Project Support grant

to encourage individual creativity regardless of abilities.

TradeWinds is honored to receive Arts Project Support funding from the Indiana Arts Commission for the fiscal year 2024. Arts & Crafts enrichment activities will help TradeWinds children, youth, & adults of varied abilities to improve functional skills and develop and express creativity. These enrichment activities are 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. 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, our elected officials, and South Shore Arts for supporting the arts and our mission.

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TradeWinds Golf Scramble for Kids
Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN
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