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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 Services & Franciscan Health partner in SIPP program

Working collaboratively towards meaningful and sustainable change empowers community residents to take better care of themselves and their families. The Social Impact Partnership Program (SIPP), supported by Franciscan Health, aims to improve health and well-being through partnerships with community organizations. TradeWinds was one of 57 Indiana & Illinois organizations chosen to receive this grant funding. The benefit from this community partnership program will help support children of diverse abilities in our Summer & Functional Skills camp programs and to implement a family support program with Parent Cafés at TradeWinds. Our summer camp programs provide a safe, supervised social & learning environment for children of all abilities. The campers have fun daily activities and social interaction with peers and in the community, providing stress relief and improved mental health and well-being. We are excited to be chosen again as a partner with Franciscan Health as we serve people with special needs by empowering them to realize their full potential.

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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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