Alabama

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.

Who we serve

The need is great in the state of Alabama. There has been an increase in pregnancy and infant deaths over the last few years and Alabama is now one of the leading states for infant death, surpassed only by Mississippi. There are no 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 Alabama.

As of December 2017, The Alabama Chapter of The TEARS Foundation has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering Alabama babies, and held its inaugural Alabama Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their child to help future families.

 
Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Alabama is welcome and encouraged to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Upcoming Events:

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Date: First Tuesday of each month
Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm
This support group is currently meeting virtually, contact Jennifer or Ruthe for more information at alabamachapter@thetearsfoundation.org            This is an open group with a monthly discussion topic for bereaved families.

Still a Mother: A Bereaved Mother’s Day Event
Location:
Ditto Landing Marina in Huntsville, AL
293 Ditto Landing Road SE
Date and Time: May 2, 2021; 1:30-3:30pm
This Bereaved Mother’s Day event is for the bereaved mothers in our area and will be located at the Kingston Pavilion at Ditto Landing Marina in Huntsville, AL. Join fellow bereaved mothers in the area for fellowship, light refreshments (possibly a food truck), a craft, and a ceremony to honor our children that have left us too soon.
We are asking for a suggested $10 donation to reserve your spot for this event.

Alabama Rock & Walk
Date: September 25, 2021
Location: Monte Santo State Park
For registration and information: AL Rock & Walk

Spring/Easter Photo Opportunity
Remember your child with a personalized Spring or Easter photo.
Register here:
ALSpringPhoto

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Alabama, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our Alabama Chapter Leader! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

Like us on Facebook: Alabama Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

Alabama Chapter Leader

Ruthe Myers, Co Chapter Leader
Jennifer West, Co Chapter Leader (256) 653-2804
alabamachapter@thetearsfoundation.org


Jennifer West

Ruth Meyers

Ruthe Myers and Jennifer West, Chapter Leaders

Thank You, Sponsors!

2021 Alabama Rock & Walk

Rocket City Mom, Gold Sponsor
Lawren’s Gifts, Silver Sponsor