About Santa Ynez Valley People Helping People
People Helping People (PHP), located in Solvang, CA in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, is the primary provider of human and social services in mid-Santa Barbara County.PHPs service area includes Buellton, Solvang, Santa Ynez, Ballard, Los Olivos, Los Alamos, and the Gaviota Coast. Limited services are provided in the Lompoc Valley.
Our service area is composed of primarily rural ranches, farms, and vineyards. The population of the Santa Ynez Valley has grown exponentially over recent years to over 30,000 residents. The area is also notable for its income disparities with more than 20% of the overall population living at or near Federal poverty levels. As of 2018, Santa Barbara County has one of the highest poverty rates in California.