Substance Abuse Support
We regularly host 12 step meetings in the natural setting of our farm environment. This holistic approach lends itself to peer-to-peer sharing and action-based results. These meetings empower veterans in their recovery from substance abuse issues. Attendance of all meetings is confidential and your anonymity is respected amongst veterans attending. All meetings and other veteran activities at New Freedom Farm are free.
Meetings are held three times per week:
NOTE: On Wednesdays, we hold two separate meetings – one for veterans only, and one for supporters, caregivers, and volunteers of the veteran.
Transportation is available.
Please call 540-855-1158 if you need transportation to a meeting.Please note, this is a peer-to-peer support group. There are no counselors in attendance. If you feel in danger of hurting yourself or others, please call 911 or go to the local emergency room.
Why We Do It
There is currently an epidemic of suicide and PTSD/substance abuse among veterans. Latest statistics from the Veterans Administration estimate that 22 veterans a day take their own lives. For this reason, Lois Dawn Fritz, a Navy veteran, started New Freed Farm; to create a safe place for veterans. A place that fosters spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. The greatest reward we receive for our efforts comes to us when we are able to serve a veteran in need. Veterans, having come to New Freedom Farm, give positive accounts of real live progress directly attributable to the equine and vet-to-vet interactions that they experience when spending time here.