Success Stories

“This will be the start of me going forward with my life.”

These are the thoughts Tanya* had when she first met with the lawyer from the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law on the campus of her community college. With the Center’s free legal help, she felt that this would be the sustenance she and her children needed to finally end the violence in their world.
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The Community College Connection

Angela’s* Story Today, buoyed by confidence she never thought she would have, Angela is a community college graduate at age 43. After moving with her kids, she is embarking on a four-year degree program at a UC campus. When she graduates, she plans to work with at-risk women and youth, which she once was. She
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Every Day is Father’s Day

Miguel* couldn’t imagine life without his “best buddy”-his little boy, Sammy*. The Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law made sure that Miguel would always celebrate Father’s Day and every day with his son. Times were very difficult after Sammy’s birth. Born with ambiguous genitalia and physical and developmental disabilities, he needed constant care and therapy.
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Picking Up the Pieces

Andrea* started to pick up the pieces of her life with her children after surviving her husband’s brutal attacks and when he was sent to prison. But, her family’s comfort was not long lasting when he was released and began stalking her. The children were frightened and traumatized again. With the help of the Harriett
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The “Miracle” in Her Life

When Gloria* talks about her life now, she smiles. Twenty years ago, she was living in a shelter with her five children trying to survive, and many hard years followed. Today she is safe, financially stable, and a homeowner. She owes this “miracle” to finding the Harriett Buhai Center for Family Law and through it,
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