About Us

Serving People with Disabilities for Over 50 Year.

Beginning in the 1940’s 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 Childcare and Children’s Summer Camps and Speech & Occupational Therapy. Serving our adults with physical and intellectual disabilities with programs which 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 Homes and Supported Living; Respite for Caregivers, Deaf Services; 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 50 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.

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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