“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare

To Volunteer is to offer service willingly.

Volunteer involvement extends our capacity to meet the ever-increasing need for our services. Volunteers are a valuable asset to TradeWinds in many different ways whether reading to participants, assisting with an activity, or painting at one of our homes.

Service Projects

With two buildings, six group homes and a variety of supported living properties to maintain, there are always a good number of projects on the “To Do” list at TradeWinds. Volunteers can make a big impact in a short amount of time. To find out more about service projects, contact Lisa Tatina, 219-945-3116.

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Donate Time & Talents

Weekday Volunteers can provide their time and talents by assisting with learning activities, reading, arts & crafts or providing office support. For more information, contact Lisa Tatina, 219-945-3116.

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“Wish List” donations for Childcare, Adult classrooms and Deaf Services are always needed and greatly appreciated.


CAN YOU HELP? All items must be new. Thank you!

Razors, Body towels, hand towels, and washcloths, Blankets, Color Safe Bleach, Nail Polish & Remover, Cotton Balls & Pads, Rags Monopoly Game, Colored Pencils with Adult Coloring Books

We truly appreciate all that you do for us.

If you need someone to pick up your donation – please give us a call at 219-945-0100.


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Learn About TradeWinds

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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