Success Stories

Every Day is Father’s Day

Miguel* couldn’t imagine life without his “best buddy”-his little boy, Sammy*. The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law made sure that Miguel would always celebrate Father’s Day and every day with his son. Times were very difficult after Sammy’s birth. Born with ambiguous genitalia and physical and developmental disabilities, he needed constant care and therapy.
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Picking Up the Pieces

Andrea* started to pick up the pieces of her life with her children after surviving her husband’s brutal attacks and when he was sent to prison. But, her family’s comfort was not long lasting when he was released and began stalking her. The children were frightened and traumatized again. With the help of the Harriett
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The “Miracle” in Her Life

When Gloria* talks about her life now, she smiles. Twenty years ago, she was living in a shelter with her five children trying to survive, and many hard years followed. Today she is safe, financially stable, and a homeowner. She owes this “miracle” to finding the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and through it,
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Acquiring the Legal Tools to Set Herself Free

Empowered with the legal knowledge she learned and results she achieved through the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law, Nicole* is reclaiming the dreams she thought she had lost forever, including obtaining her college degree. In high school, she thought she met the love of her life, but Nicole’s life went from happy to horror-filled.
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Once Trapped Now She’s Free

With the blade of her husband’s butcher knife at her throat, Amara* pressed 911 but did not speak. Minutes later, the police came to investigate the suspicious call, but nobody, not Amara, not her young daughter who witnessed everything, talked. The officer said to her “you can tell me what happened,” but Amara was afraid
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