Big Wave is creating a residential community for adults with developmental disabilities on the Half Moon Bay coast, close to friends and family in the area. It fosters community engagement, where the residents and their extended family become actively involved in the Big Wave residence, the local neighborhood, and the surrounding Half Moon Bay community. We strongly encourage any family interested in becoming a member to participate in Big Wave volunteerism and activities, such as the Big Wave Farm.
The majority of communal spaces will be located on the first floor, which integrates multiple areas where residents can gather, engage in a variety of social and enrichment activities, or choose to share a meal.
Our residents can take advantage of the variety of employment and independent living choices at Big Wave as well as the larger community. Each resident will be able to pursue their own community integration activities based on their individual choices.
The farm is a place where residents can learn to grow their own food and care for the Big Wave chickens. There will be opportunities to learn gardening skills and participate in nutritional education.
One Step Beyond will be occupying a space on the ground floor of the Big Wave residence, providing an on-site day program and culinary academy in which residents can choose to participate. Residents may also choose to spend their day engaging in any other off-site activities of their choice, including volunteering, taking a job, attending an off-site day program, or participating in recreational events.
The first floor space will include other small, local businesses that may provide employment opportunities for the residents with easy access to their apartments.
Redi-coast and Redi-wheels will be available for transportation to and from Big Wave. There are also public bus routes that run from Airport Street into Half Moon Bay and local communities with transfer options.
Big Wave plans to organize social activities and outings, according to the residents’ wishes and spaces within the community for exercise, quiet time and music. Big Wave has a close relationship with organized sports for the disabled, including basketball, swimming and softball and there are plenty of opportunities for nearby beach hikes and accessing tide pools.
In order to qualify for residency at the Big Wave Community applicants must satisfy the following requirements:
The Big Wave Community Cooperative Board of Directors will review qualified individuals and make the final decisions for membership.