Success Stories

Father Preserves Precious Moments With His Daughter

This Father’s Day is a happy one for Robert*, a disabled young dad, who is able to see his daughter again thanks to the Harriett Buhai Center. For Robert, every moment with his daughter is precious. Facing a life-threatening illness at age 19, Robert has survived a heart transplant, a stroke and a compromised immune
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Mother’s day: A Family Celebrates Their Healing

After years of brutal abuse, Alma vowed to protect her children because they had witnessed their father’s savagery toward her and were traumatized by what they had seen.  After her husband threatened her with a knife, Alma fled with her 2 young children and lived in a motel for weeks.  Her husband was arrested after
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“I Hold My Head High – Thanks to Everyone at the Center”

Clara* felt powerless when she came to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Years of her husband’s abuse had crushed her feelings of self-worth. Having quit his job, supporting her children on her own without his help was an overwhelming prospect. She agonized over the hostility from her adult children because they believed she
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“The Center was my rock.”

Joanna*, a victim of sex trafficking and severe abuse, was a recent client of the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law. Excerpts from her very powerful story, drawn from her own words, make it clear why your support is needed and what benefits you will create for others who are suffering. Please give today. Donate
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Overcoming Adversity and Long Legal Odds, the Center’s Client Prevails

Escaping the violence of an abusive husband and a war torn country, Mary* created a new life and family in Los Angeles. Early in her second marriage, she learned that her first husband was not dead as she had believed. With her new spouse’s help, she immediately obtained a divorce decree. After 30 years of
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