For Some, The Fight Continues
Flanders Fields is on a mission to make sure no veteran is ever denied a bed, addiction treatment placement or support because of inadequate financial resources. Many veterans experience delays of days to months waiting for the Veterans Administration to fully cover needed services, often to their detriment. There is always the possibility the services won’t be covered at all. In cases of opioid addiction, such delays can be deadly. The nature of addiction often leads opioid dependent veterans to seek street alternatives and the prevalence of fentanyl is so dire that a delay of just a few hours in getting into a treatment facility can result in another needless death. Many more of our brother and sister veterans are lost to addiction, either directly by overdose or indirectly by suicide, than are lost in combat. It is our relentless mission to help every veteran in need that we can.
How Flanders Fields Helps
In a world that's so filled with negativity, it's refreshing to know there are real organizations like Flanders Fields representing a positive influence.
All the members of my group have helped me in so many ways. From job networking opportunities to true friendships, Flanders Fields is full of good hearted members.
From the first time I met the FF members, they made me feel like an equal. I was able to open up about my challenges because I was working with veterans like me.