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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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Employment Services Receives Grant

TradeWinds is excited to announce the receipt of grant funds from First Financial Bank in partnership with CREA to assist our Employment Services Dept. TradeWinds Employment Services collaborates with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation to provide training, coaching & guidance for clients seeking community employment & for community employers. We prepare individuals of varying abilities, who are 18 and over, seeking part-time or full-time work and provide guidance to sustain employment. Thanks to this funding support, we will be able to continue our progress of serving people with diverse abilities and employers in the Northwest Indiana community. To learn more about TradeWinds Employment Services department, go to: https://www.tradewindsnwi.org/business-services/hire-people-with-disabilities/

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