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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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Services for the Community

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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Thanks to Aldi Corp. Smart Kids program

Thank you to the Valparaiso Division of Aldi Corporation – for the ALDI Smart Kids grant funds to help provide a summer camp experience for youth with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. TradeWinds Functional Skills Summer Camp program helps bridge the 2-month school break by providing consistent practice to build/retain functional skills. Many activities include hands-on multi-sensory media and group activities with peers such as money management, grocery shopping, social skills, hobbies, etc. This funding has helped support a local family in need while they work in our community.

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Upcoming events

The Treasure of TradeWinds Gala
The Venue at Horseshoe Casino
Bowling Fun
Stardust II, Merrillville, IN
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