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


Now Available: 2020-2021 Annual Report

Over the last two years, we stood stronger together as a community to face the challenges brought by the Pandemic. At the Center, we created ways to make our services better and ultimately, our clients’ lives brighter. We are grateful to our volunteers, donors, staff members, board members, and community at large who responded to
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Success Stories

“The Center gave me a chance to be a father.”

Lucas* always wanted to be a part of his daughter Mia’s* life. But, Mia’s mother and her family did not share his plan. Starting from her birth, they tried at every turn to keep Lucas out of her life. Driven by his love for Mia, Lucas sought help from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family
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Family Law New Volunteer Training

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