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


2022 Volunteer Award Recipients

Richard Gould-Saltman: Mercy Fresno Hall of Fame Award The Mercy Fresno Hall of Fame Award honors a volunteer whose efforts exhibit, by action and deed over an extended period of time, exceptional service and dedication to the Center, its clients and its causes, and who has left a permanent mark in its history as its
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Success Stories

Until she found peace of mind at the Harriett Buhai Center, Valerie lived in a constant state of terror.

Surrounded by a strong team of dedicated Buhai Center lawyers, Valerie and her children received, for the first time, the full legal support her family needed to feel safe. Living in Terror Valerie’s* time of living in terror started with her boyfriend’s verbal abuse when she first became pregnant. To prevent her second pregnancy which
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Now Hiring Bilingual Client Assistants

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