Program overview

PG&E partners with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) to support older adults and people with disabilities. This support is available before, during and after Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) and other wildfire safety power outages through the Disability Disaster Access and Resources (DDAR) Program.

Learn more by downloading our DDAR Program fact sheet (PDF, 99 KB) or visiting the DDAR website.

Program benefits

If you have medical and independent living needs, the DDAR Program may assist you with:

  • Creating an emergency plan
  • Signing up for the Medical Baseline Program
  • Applying for a portable backup battery
  • Obtaining ADA-accessible car rides and hotel stays during a PSPS
  • Receiving food replacement during a PSPS

Program eligibility

To qualify, you must live in a High Fire-Threat District (as defined by this CPUC Fire Map) or have experienced two or more PSPS since 2020. You must also:

  • Use an electrical medical device or assistive technology
  • Have a disability or chronic condition, or
  • Rely on electricity to live independently

The CFILC's Disability Disaster Advisory Committee will decide who qualifies for resources. Medical needs and income will be considered.

How to apply

You can apply for the DDAR Program by either:

  • Visiting the DDAR website, or
  • Contacting your local DDAR Center (see "Participating centers" below)

Participating centers

Please reach out to your local DDAR Center before a safety outage occurs. Participating centers are run by and for people with disabilities.

List of centers

OrganizationCounties servedContact information

Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities

San Mateo

Community Resources for Independent Living


Disability Action Center

Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama

Disability Resources Agency for Independent Living

Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Tuolumne

Disability Services and Legal Center

Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma

FREED Center for Independent Living

Colusa, El Dorado, Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Sutter, Yuba

Independent Living Center of Kern County


Independent Living Resource Center

San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura

Independent Living Resources of Solano and Contra Costa Counties

Contra Costa, Solano

Marin Center for Independent Living


Resources for Independent Living

Sacramento, Yolo

Resources for Independent Living Central Valley

Fresno, Kings, Madera, Merced, Tulare

Silicon Valley Independent Living Center

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Benito, Monterey


Alameda (City of Alameda and Oakland)

Tri-County Independent Living Center

Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity

Related links

Medical Baseline Program

Determine if you are eligible for our Medical Baseline Program to receive extra notifications ahead of a PSPS.

Vulnerable Customer status

Find out if you can get additional support during a PSPS, even if you are not eligible for the Medical Baseline Program.

Backup power resources

Explore backup power options and prepare for a potential PSPS.

Portable Battery Program

Learn about the Portable Battery Program and find out if you’re eligible.

About PSPS

Learn about how we use PSPS to help prevent wildfires and keep our communities safe.

PSPS updates and alerts

Make sure you can receive PSPS notifications from PG&E. Review and update your contact information today.