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 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
Note: the week of April 2, the Center will be closed April 3 and open April 4, 9:30-4 and April 5, 9:30-1:30.

Upcoming Events

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

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

Support Groups

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

Survivor’s Group
The Survivors Group is designed for bereaved moms whose baby has died and they are at least 1 year removed from the loss. Survivors meet at various locations on the third Friday of every month for a planned outing. Activities may include dinner at a local restaurant, bowling, Escape Room and movies or games at the Center. 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 monthly events or call the Center for more details.

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

newjerseychapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Thank you to our 2018 New Jersey Walk Sponsors!

Monica Bruno, Get it Done Fitness – Silver Sponsor