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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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TradeWinds was awarded grant funding from S&S Activewear to use for winter knit hats & scarves for our adults with diverse abilities. Each item was embroidered with TradeWinds logo, and every client received a hat or scarf at the holiday dinner in December. S&S Activewear is one of TradeWinds Sign Shop vendors we use for many types of clothing.

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Upcoming events

Gala - "We're Going Back to the 80s"
Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana
Golf Scramble for Kids
Briar Ridge Country Club, Schererville, IN
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