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
(848) 469-8180 or (732) 694-8706
Summer hours: Tues 9:30-1:30, Wed 9:30-4 and Thurs 9:30-1:30. We will be closed July 2 – 6.
For more information on events, please check out our Facebook Page.
Join the New Jersey Chapter of The TEARS Foundation for a night out with the Lakewood BlueClaws on August 16, 2018. It is Ladies Night at the Ballpark! Come out for a fun night with our TEARS Families!Tickets are $11 and TEARS tickets are only available through the Center for Child Loss.
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Date: Friday August 17th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: East Coast Escape Room 1747 Hooper Ave, Toms River
JOIN US THIS MONTH FOR COUPLES FUN! Please join us for our Survivor Night Out at the East Coast Escape Room. Come out and enjoy an evening of puzzle solving fun to escape the room before the clock runs out! This month’s event will be open to spouse/significant others, so please be sure to bring them along! This is a reservation event and we need RSVP’s by 8/13 if you plan to attend. For any questions and to RSVP please call or email the Center for Child Loss or see the Facebook event.
Day of Hope Prayer Flag Project
Date: Sunday August 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: 215 5th Ave Bradley Beach, NJ 07720
Each year thousands of people around the globe take part in The Day of Hope by hanging up a prayer flag in honor of their babies and children that have died. Please bring your prayer flag, family & friends and join us for a peaceful evening to honor and bring awareness to stillborn babies.
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
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!
Monica Bruno, Get it Done Fitness – Silver Sponsor