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, Wednesday 9:30-4

The Center will be closed Wednesday, November 21, 2019 – Friday, November 23, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Upcoming Events

Children’s Grief Awareness Day Gathering
Location:  Center for Child Loss, Wall, NJ
Date:  11/15/18
Time:  6:00 p.m.
Please join us as we make strides to support the children affected by pregnancy and infant loss. Surviving siblings are invited to come share their precious brother or sister with other children that understand. We will have pizza and a craft. Please RSVP to the Center (848)469-8180 or newjerseychapter@thetearsfoundation.org.

Survivor Night (Holidays)
Location:  Center for Child Loss, Wall, NJ
Date:  11/16/18
Time:  7:30 p.m.
Has it been 2 yrs, 4 yrs., maybe even 10 years or more since your precious baby died? Is the thought of yet another holiday season without them weighing on you? We are here for you. Please join us for Survivor Night. This night will be dedicated to talking about how you are feeling, sharing ways you have found to honor and remember your precious child throughout the holidays and just being there for each other. Perhaps we will even play charades, heads up or another sill game to decompress, relax and unwind! We hope you can join us! Please feel free to bring a light snack or dessert to share.

TEARS Night Out: Flyers at Devils
Location:
  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
game.
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
services.
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.

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.
Summer and Fall dates: June 28, July 26, August 23, September 11, October 11, November 8, December 13

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.

(Note for 11/16/18 Survivor Night)
Has it been 2 yrs, 4 yrs., maybe even 10 years or more since your precious baby died? Is the thought of yet another holiday season without them weighing on you? We are here for you. Please join us for Survivor Night. This night will be dedicated to talking about how you are feeling, sharing ways you have found to honor and remember your precious child throughout the holidays and just being there for each other. Perhaps we will even play charades, heads up or another sill game to decompress, relax and unwind! We hope you can join us! Please feel free to bring a light snack or dessert to share.

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.

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New Jersey Chapter Leaders

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

newjerseychapter@thetearsfoundation.org

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