Success Stories

“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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Harriett 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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Nowhere to Go Until the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law Helped Hand Her the Keys

Esperanza* treasures her new life after ending a 31-year marriage. The generous unexpected gift she gave to the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law expressed the depth of gratitude as a former client. With the help from the Center, volunteers and its supporters, she attained financial peace of mind and regained her self-worth. For years,
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