New Jersey

If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, our hearts go out to you.  We welcome you to reach out and join us as we honor babies gone too soon.  If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance fill out our online application form and someone who can help will be in touch.

Over 1,100 babies die each year in New Jersey and there is limited government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. Together we can support these families and make a difference in New Jersey.

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Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in New Jersey is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, to visit the Center for Pregnancy and Infant Loss, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C
Old Tudor Village
Wall, NJ
(848) 469-8180 or (732) 694-8706
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 9:30am – 4:00pm, Thursday 9:30am – 1:00pm

Upcoming Events:

Monthly Support Group
First Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
New Jersey Center for Child Loss
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C, Old Tudor Village, NJ 07719
These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

South New Jersey Support Group
The Moorestown Library
111 W. 2nd St.  Moorestown, NJ
Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Dates scheduled: April 5, May 10, June 28, July 26, August 23

Volunteer Workshop at the Center
March 12, 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for our monthly volunteer meeting as we continue to plan the Rock and Walk and discuss all that is going on in New Jersey!

Rock and Walk kick-off event at Fratello’s Restaurant in Sea Girt
Wednesday, March 14; 6-9 p.m.
Have you been putting off registering for this year’s 2018 Rock and Walk for Babies? Wait no more, we can help give you a boost! Come register at this special Rock and Walk Event, to be held at Fratello’s Restaurant in Sea Girt, NJ on Wednesday, March 14. Come join us in the rear party room for some light appetizers while we help you get your team registered! We will also provide a few extra fundraising tips to kick off your drive to help New Jersey families in crisis.
Any questions please contact us on Facebook or via cell: (732) 694-8706
Thank you to Fratello’s for sponsoring the event!

Survivor Night Out at The Amazing Escape Room in Freehold
Friday, March 23; 7:00 p.m.
Please join us for an Escape Room Adventure! It will be an evening of puzzle solving fun to escape the room before the clock runs out! Reservations for event are required, so please RSVP by Monday March 19th if you plan to attend. Cost of the room is $28 per person provided we can guarantee 8 people. There will be optional dinner out afterwards if anyone is interested at a place TBD. For any questions and to RSVP please check out our Facebook event, call (848)469-8180 or email
This will be so much fun! You don’t want to miss it!!

For more information on these events, please check out our Facebook Page.


Survivor’s Group
Once you have graduated from our monthly support group, you are welcome to join in on the survivor fun.  We pick an activity and we do it as the group, so we can learn from each other, and create an atmosphere that is most rewarding.
As a reminder, the Survivors Group is designed for bereaved moms whose baby has died and they are at least 1 year removed from the loss, including moms who are currently expecting a Rainbow baby or who have already had another child. The night is designed for bereaved moms to come together for continued support and sharing while socializing in a fun atmosphere. Developing and maintaining relationships with others during your grief journey is vital. Please check our our Facebook page for the details of other monthly events.
Click here for more information 

2018 New Jersey Rock & Walk
May 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00pm
Bradley Beach Boardwalk
Gather your family members, friends, and co-workers to walk in memory of a child you wish to honor, or walk in support of families in New Jersey.Each dollar raised goes to help bereaved families in your community after the loss of a child.
Register Here

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across New Jersey, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our New Jersey Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

Like us on Facebook: New Jersey Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

New Jersey Chapter Leaders

John Ostapovich (732) 233-4431
Linda Ostapovich (732) 694-8706