Women’s Spirit helps women survivors of abuse develop economic independence and break the cycle of violence. Since October 7, the women it serves, many of them single mothers in the South who have been forced to evacuate, have been reliving long-term trauma and are facing significant financial hardship. The need to be there for them is particularly acute because in times of uncertainty and material insecurity, women are more likely to return to violent relationships from which they fled. In addition to providing its usual counseling and support groups, the organization is training more volunteer mentors, helping women access government benefits and other material assistance, and preparing to address the surge of domestic violence cases that the crisis and war are expected to fuel.