The Department of Veterans' Services in collaboration with the Department of Public Health, has a Statewide Advocacy for Veterans’ Empowerment (SAVE) program that assists Veterans in need of referral services and seeks to prevent suicide and advocate on behalf of Massachusetts’ Veterans. SAVE acts as a liaison between Veterans (and their families) and the various agencies within the federal and state government. SAVE Outreach Coordinators focus on community advocacy, suicide prevention, mental health awareness, and referrals as well as respond to the needs of Veterans and their families. The SAVE team is staffed by veterans from the current conflict and family members of Veterans. The SAVE team meets with Veterans and their families out in the community, bringing the resources directly to the Veteran.