Wabash Area Vocational Enterprises (WAVE)
Address: 1410 W 3rd Street Mt. Carmel, IL
Promoting independence for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Wabash Area Vocational Enterprises was started in Mt. Carmel in 1976 by a group of parents with
children that were intellectually or developmentally Disabled. The parents wanted their children to
have the opportunity to become more independent and to broaden their life experiences. When
WAVE first started it was located on Market Street and now operates at 1420 W. 3rd Street. WAVE
has experienced and friendly staff that are very dedicated in assisting individuals with intellectual
and developmental disabilities so they may achieve their dreams. They provide residential
services, community day services and adult home-based services. WAVE operates a CllA known
as River Oaks Residential Facility which is located at 121 N. Division St. River Oaks provides their
residents with 24-hour residential services. The Community Day Services are provided at Wave
and the Adult Home Base services are provided to individuals living in the community.
Their goal is to assist individuals so they may live their lives to the fullest while increasing their
independence and providing a variety of life experiences across their lifespan. Kudos to WAVE
for all their success in helping those in need of these great services for the last several decades.