Our Mission

We protect victims of domestic violence and improve the well-being of children living in poverty. With the help of volunteers, the Center provides free family law assistance and legal education to the poor. We strive to empower people in need and assure them meaningful access to the courts.
A cosponsored family law/ domestic violence project of Black Women Lawyers of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Bar Association and Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles


Promotoras Melissa Adams 2015 Finding the Strength to Teach

Promotoras Program Starts Eager, but anxious, the nine volunteers sat in a circle wondering what was ahead of them as Promotoras, (female promoters) of domestic violence education in their community. Through the Harriett Buhai Center’s community advocacy training program, the current and former clients of the Center, all Latina, are learning how to talk to
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Success Stories

MD0754Harriett Buhai Center Helps Heal Child’s Wounds

Jimmy’s Trauma Jimmy,*only 8 years old, clutched his stomach and fought the wave of nausea as he confided in the therapist and relived the mental images of his father hitting his mother over and over, punching his teenage brother and angrily calling his older sister names that he knew were bad. Back in counseling after
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NVT 2013 Photo

Identifying and Solving Special Education Problems in a Family Law Case

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