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 Solvang Service Center for seniors and other adults without school-age children, and for families with school-aged children at our Family Resource Centers (FRC) located on 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 FRCs are staffed on a part-time basis. Having multiple community FRCs reduces barriers to seeking help by making it easy for students and parents to access PHP staff and services.

We offer the following programs and services:

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 – 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 One Roof

In addition to providing its own programs, PHP makes the services of other governmental and non-profit organizations conveniently available “Under One Roof” at our Solvang Service Center.

We have all experienced the frustration of being asked to go to multiple locations or contact multiple agencies to obtain assistance. Now imagine needing food or shelter and having no transportation, children in tow, and needing to find a ride or having to walk long distances. Faced with these difficulties, many people simply never get the critical help they need.

MediCal Tuesday, Biweekly;
9:00 AM-Noon
Qualified individuals and families can sign up for MediCal insurance.
WIC 3rd Wednesday of every month
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Income eligible pregnant women and mothers with infants and children can obtain information regarding preparing nutritious meals and receive vouchers for healthy foods from Santa Barbara County’s Women’s, Infant’s and Children’s (WIC) nutritional program.
Counseling Interns M-F; 8-6 PM Youth and Family Counseling