PHP has implemented social distancing to reduce the possible spread of COVID-19.
The Solvang Service Center will remain closed until at least March 31, 2020, however we continue to be available via phone:

If you have school aged-children and live in:
Solvang or Santa Ynez- Please contact Diana Ponce at (805) 705-9143.
Buellton or Los Alamos- Please contact Liliana Uribe at (805) 757-7167.

If you do not have school aged children or are a Senior:
Please Contact Victor Gonzalez at (805)588-2572.

Estamos implementando medidas de precaución a Distancia Social para ayudar a reducir el posible contagio del COVID-19. Hemos cerrado el Centro de Servicio al menos hasta el 31 de marzo de 2020. Seguiremos disponibles por TELÉFONO:

Si tiene niños en edad escolar y vive en:
Solvang o Santa Ynez o Los Alamos: comuníquese con Diana Ponce al (805) 705-9143.
Buellton o Los Alamos: comuníquese con Liliana Uribe al (805) 757-7167.

Si no tiene hijos en edad escolar o es una persona de la tercera edad
Comuníquese con Victor Gonzalez al (805) 588-2572.


PHP’s Thriftology thrift store is CLOSED effective March 19, 2020 until further notice
due to the state’s shelter in place order. During this time we cannot accept donations.


PHP takes Proactive Measures to Reduce Exposure to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Solvang Service Center and Family Resource Centers to close March 16-31, 2020

Dear Community Partners and Clients:

PHP is taking proactive steps to protect our staff, clients, volunteers, and community members while continuing essential services. Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020 through March 31, 2020 at a minimum, PHP will shift from in-office and on-school campus assistance to phone assistance. Those served and protected through PHP’s Food Program will also continue to be supported but through modified services from our staff and community partners. PHP’s community events, meetings, and gatherings will be suspended through this period and future events will be assessed.

PHP’s Solvang office on Alisal will have minimal staffing and will be closed to the general public. School-based Family Service Centers including Pirates Cove at SYVUHS will be closed. All PHP direct service staff will be working remotely to answer phone calls and deliver services to those in need. PHP staff have been encouraged to telecommute to the greatest extent possible in order to limit the number of people in the Solvang office. Signs will be posted at PHP’s Solvang and school-based Family Resource Centers directing the public on how to make contact with the appropriate PHP staff member. Information regarding counseling will be directed to school administrators by PHP’s Clinical Supervisor.

As this is a rapidly evolving situation, it is unknown if these measures will be extended beyond March 31 or altered to address new issues. PHP will continue to monitor the situation and our response plan will be adjusted accordingly. As the demand for PHP services may increase as the result of this pandemic, PHP will be looking to meet those emerging needs through development of new and creative approaches.

It is our hope that through these service changes we will continue to meet the needs of the community while also doing our part to ‘flatten the curve’ of the Coronavirus pandemic. We encourage other agencies, businesses, and organizations in our community to consider the importance of social distancing per the recommendation of the SB County Public Health Department. Collectively, our efforts will have a significant and meaningful impact.

For more information regarding the Coronavirus pandemic please visit the World Health Organization’s website at www.who.int or the California Department of Public Health’s website at www.cdph.ca.gov

About PHP

People Helping People is dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services, and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.


PHP has worked hard to be a valuable resource to the entire community to ensure that individuals and families have access to the services they need to become self-sufficient. The continued charitable works of PHP are dependent on the financial and time commitments of community members. Without this help, PHP cannot help.

Programs & Services

PHP’s philosophy is to give families and individuals a “hand up” to achieve self-sufficiency by integrating services for infants, children, and adults into a “one stop shop” with multiple neighborhood access points. Clients can make a single contact with a Family Services Advocate to receive any of PHP’s 18 program and services.