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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Help your Community

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 Pregnancy & Infant 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:

New Jersey Devils Fundraiser
February 24, 2018 at 7pm – 11pmClick here to see the event on FacebookPlease join the us for a night out with the New Jersey Devils! Tickets are now on sale for a reserved section at the February 24th game versus The NY Islanders. You don’t want to miss this game, as the New Jersey Devils will retire Patrik Elias’ No. 26 jersey in a pregame ceremony. In addition to the game ticket, attendees will receive a New Jersey Devils gift. You will also be supporting New Jersey families who are in crisis resulting from the unimaginable tragedy of Pregnancy or Infant Loss. Proceeds from ticket sales will support the mission of the TEARS Foundation: To compassionately assist New Jersey families who experience the loss of a baby by offering funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services, as well as offering ongoing emotional support services.Please note that this game is already a sellout. This is an amazing opportunity to attend this special event and help New Jersey families as well! Tickets are $76.29 each. To participate in this exciting night out, order tickets before January 12th! For more information, contact John Ostapovich at (732) 233-4431

Monthly Support Group
First Thursday of each month at 7:00 pmNew Jersey Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9COld Tudor Village, NJ 07719.These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Survivor’s GroupJanuary 5, 2018Once 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.
Click here for more information 

2018 New Jersey Rock & Walk
May 20, 2018 from 9:30 am to 1:00pm
Bradley Beach BoardwalkGather 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