Alaska

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.’

As of December 2017, the Alaska Chapter of The TEARS Foundation has supported hundreds of families through our programs. Many have received emotional support, financial assistance, and attended our annual Rock & Walk where the community and bereaved families walk and raise funds together in honor of babies, never forgotten. As we continue to expand across the state, we invite you to partner with us, because together we can make a difference.

Who we serve

We are able to provide services to all bereaved families in Alaska. The state of Alaska’s infant death rate is 13.8% higher than the average for the lower 48 states and ranks 15th in the nation overall.  There are no government funds available to support bereaved families with ongoing support to rebuild their lives, and the need is great.

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Alaska is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss – PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID19 The center will be closed through the end of March.
5631 Silverado Way #F-102
Anchorage, AK
(907) 315-8258
Our center will be closed through March 30, 2020, to remain cautious during this difficult time.

If you would like support over the phone reach out to Kim (907) 529-4289, Christine (907) 360-2370, James (907) 360-2483  Also, check us out on our facebook page

Upcoming Events:

Alaska Rock & Walk 2020
Date: 
September 19, 2020
Time:  12:00 pm
Location: Cuddy Family Park, Anchorage, AK
For more information or to register: AKRockWalk2020

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Groups

If you would like support over the phone reach out to Kim (907) 529-4289, Christine (907) 360-2370, James (907) 360-2483 

Center for Child Loss –  PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID19 The center will be closed through the end of March.
5631 Silverado Way, #F-102
Anchorage, AK
Time: 6:30-8:30 pm
Date: Third Wednesday of each month (Closed through March 30, 2020)

Butterfly Brunch (closed through March 30, 2020) is every Wednesday from 11am – 2pm. This is free and you can stop anytime during these hours; come and go as you please.
Contact: Kim Hatt (907) 529-4289

These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Stay in Touch

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

Like us on Facebook: Alaska Chapter of the TEARS Foundation



Alaska Chapter Leaders

Christine Saling (907) 360-2370
Kim Hatt (907) 529-4289

Alaskachapter@thetearsfoundation.org