Programs & Services

People Helping People (PHP) provides a wide range of basic needs and support services to families and individuals in communities in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding areas. Domestic violence prevention services and limited basic needs services are available to farm and vineyard workers in the Lompoc Valley.

PHP services are available at our Service Center for seniors and other adults without school-age children and at five separate Family Resource Center sites at local school campuses: Jonata Middle School (Buellton), Santa Ynez Elementary School, Santa Ynez Valley Union High School, Solvang Elementary School, and Olga Reed School (Los Alamos). Most Centers are staffed on a part-time basis. The local FRCs reduce barriers to seeking help by making it easy for students and parents to access PHP staff and services.

Programs and services are organized into 4 major categories:

Basic Needs – Food Distribution, Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing, Utility and Transportation assistance, and clothing and housewares vouchers

Health Care – Community Healthcare Access, Children’s and Adult Dental Funds, Mental Health Wellness and Counseling, and Insurance Enrollment

Children and Youth – Los Alamos Afterschool Program, Youth Coalition (Drug Free Youth), High School Mentoring, Generation Kindness and Drug Free Clubs, Student Life Skills Education (Drug Abuse Prevention)

Family & Individual Support – Domestic Violence Prevention, Child Abuse Prevention, Parent Education, Advocacy, Family and Individual Strengthening, and Christmas Fulfill-A-Wish

Under 1 Roof

In addition to its own services, PHP makes the services of other governmental and non-profit organizations conveniently available within its “Under 1 Roof” program.

We have all experienced the frustration and inconvenience of being asked to go from place to place to place to get customer or other assistance. Now imagine needing food or shelter and having no transportation, children in tow, and having to find someone who can give you a ride or having to walk. Faced with this difficulty, many people simply never get the critical help they need.

At PHP we understand that truly helping is about making it as easy for individuals and families to obtain the services they need. So, in addition to furnishing all of our own services, we use our Solvang Service Center to co-locate the services of other agencies, “Under One Roof”.

MediCal Tuesday, Biweekly;
9:00 AM-Noon
Qualified individuals and families can sign up for MediCal insurance.
WIC 3rd Thurs. Each Month
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Income eligible pregnant women and mothers with infants and children come to Santa Barbara County’s Women’s, Infant’s and Children’s (WIC) nutritional program to get information about how to prepare nutritious meals and receive vouchers for healthy foods.
Counseling Interns M-F; 8-6 PM Youth and Family Counseling