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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 intellectual 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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Thank You First Merchants Bank

"Jeans Day" Fundraising

Local branches of First Merchants Bank raised $500 for TradeWinds by holding a Jeans Day. Each participating employee paid $5 to be able to wear jeans for a cause and TradeWinds was their cause! Thank you First Merchants Bank for your generosity! Pictured from left to right are: Troy Rose, Vice President-Wealth Advisor at First Merchants Bank - Stephanie Madison, Community Market Director at First Merchants Bank - Lisa Tatina, Director of Development & Marketing at TradeWinds and Jon Gold, CEO of TradeWinds.

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