In partnership with the County of San Mateo Veterans Commission, the CVSO, & VA the SAVES Training program was conducted on May 16th. 

The Presentation is available for download here:

If you or your organization is interested in providing similar training for your staff or organization please contact us directly at 


SAVES Training

About S.A.V.E Training

VA's highest clinical priority is Veteran suicide prevention. But we can't do it alone. Everyone has a role to play in keeping Veterans healthy and safe. And it starts in your community.

VA S.A.V.E training will help you act with care and compassion if you encounter a Veteran who is in crisis or experiencing suicidal thoughts. The acronym S.A.V.E helps you remember the important steps involved in suicide prevention: 


For more information on how you can support your community's veterans with SAVE, contact: 

LaShelle Burch MSW, LCSW

Suicide Prevention Community Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator (CEPC)

Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Tel: 650-512-6463

About VA Health Benefits 

If you qualify for VA health care, you’ll receive coverage for the services you need to help you get—and stay—healthy.

San Mateo County CVSO has an outreach contact that can help with enrollment and student veteran health programs: 

Kathleen Mink, LCSW

SFVA Veterans Outreach Program

Student Veteran Health Program


Bridget Leach, LCSW

CCSF Student Veteran Health Program (SVHP) Coordinator

Veterans Outreach Program, SF VA Health Care System