About Us

Serving People with Disabilities for Over 55 Years.

Beginning in the 1940s as The Lake County Association for Crippled Children to provide Speech & Occupational Therapy, TradeWinds Services incorporated in 1967.

Today, TradeWinds is a full-service agency providing services from infants to seniors. TradeWinds has continued with our children’s programs of all-inclusive Child Care, Children’s Summer & Functional Skills Camps, and Speech & Occupational Therapy in local classrooms. Our adults with developmental and physical disabilities programs include Adult Day Activity Program & Training (ADAPT), Pre-Vocational Services in Packaging & Assembly and Order Fulfillment, Sewing Manufacturing, Sign Shop, and Employment Services; Residential Group and Supported Living Homes; Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services; TradeWinds Community Pantry, and a Chicago Lighthouse Low Vision Clinic for residents of Northwest Indiana.

We take great pride in helping our participants reach new goals every day. For over 55 years, TradeWinds has continued to meet the increasing need for these services, making a direct impact on the lives of local children and adults with special needs, their families, and the Northwest Indiana community.

TradeWinds Services

3198 East 83rd Place

Merrillville, IN 46410


Pirates, Inc.

Supporting TradeWinds since 1966

Pirates, Inc. is a benevolent organization of men and women who have joined together to share their good fortune with the special needs children of Northwest Indiana.

Today, TradeWinds is home to training and production operations that are a living testament to what the human spirit can accomplish

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TradeWinds provides services for children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities

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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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