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


2021 Volunteer Award Recipients

Natasha Saltz: 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

“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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