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

Center Hours:  Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-1:30

Upcoming Events

TEARS Night Out: Flyers at Devils
  Prudential Center, Newark, NJ
Date:  03/01/2019
Time:  7:00 p.m.
Please join the New Jersey Chapter of The TEARS Foundation for a night out at the Prudential Center as the New
Jersey Devils take on the Philadelphia Flyers. Tickets are now on sale for a reserved section for this March 1, 2019
With your ticket purchase, you will be supporting 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 with the cost of burial or cremation services, as well as offering ongoing emotional support
This is an amazing opportunity to attend this special event and help New Jersey families as well! To participate in
this exciting night out, order tickets in advance. Check back for order details.

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

New Jersey Rock & Walk 2019
Date: 5/19/19
Location: Bradley Beach Boardwalk
Time: 9:30 a.m.
To Register: 2019 NJ Rock & Walk

Support Groups

Pregnancy & Infant Loss 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.

Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
Third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm
New Jersey Center for Child Loss
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C, Old Tudor Village, NJ 07710
The new support group will start meeting on January 17. The goal of this group will be support for moms
currently expecting a rainbow baby, those trying to conceive after a loss and/or any loss mom who has
questions about the anxiety and stress involved in a pregnancy after loss. Please contact the Center for
more information.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss South New Jersey Support Group
The Moorestown Library
111 W. 2nd St.  Moorestown, NJ
Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
2019 dates: Jan 10, Feb 14, March 7, April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug 8, Sep 12, Oct 10,
Nov 14, Dec 12

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

Thank you to our 2018 New Jersey Walk Sponsors!

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2018 Platinum Sponsor

2018 New Jersey South Rock & Walk Silver Sponsor

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