Florida

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 Florida. 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. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Florida.

The Florida Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering babies, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their baby to help future families. 

If you would like to volunteer with the Florida chapter fill out this volunteer application form and someone will be in contact with you shortly. 

Upcoming Events:

Florida Rock & Walks

The heart of our Rock and Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. We strive to build awareness about pregnancy and infant loss, and bring the community together to support families who have lost a child to suicide, overdose, illness, SIDS, and so many other reasons. As we rock in chairs or walk laps together, we honor the children whose names appear on butterflies lining the path and are reminded that we can find hope. We celebrate their lives by rallying the community around these families and coming together for an uplifting gathering. We hope you will join us in supporting these families and honoring their children.

Palm Coast Rock & Walk Presented by Volusia Memorial Park
Date: 10/29/2022
Time: 4pm
Location: Joanne B King Park Bunnell, FL

Information and Registration

Holiday Rock & Walk
Date: 12/3/2022
Time: 4pm
Location: Ski Beach Leesburg, FL

Information and Registration

Orlando Rock & Walk
Date: TBD Spring 2023
Time: TBD
Location: Altamonte Springs, FL

Stay tuned for more info on our Orlando Rock & Walk!

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Child Loss Support Group  (currently virtual)
Canon Coffee
74 West 2nd Street, Apopka FL 32703
Time: 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Date: First Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret (732) 610-8771 & Cheryl  (407)509-4428
These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group 
Location: TBD
Daytona Beach, FL 
Time: 6-8 pm
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret Pilon (732) 610-8771These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group (currently virtual)
Peace by Pieces Healing and Wellness LLC
300 Palm Coast Prkwy SW Unit 9 & 11, Palm Coast, FL 32127
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: Last Thursday of each month
Contact: Jessica Pierre (954)328-1957

ANGEL OF HOPE MONUMENT IN Ormond Beach, FL

If you are interested in having your child’s name engraved on the Florida Angel of Hope Monument please visit FLAOHMonument

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

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Florida Chapter Leader

Lisa Bolton (973) 271-8986

floridachapter@thetearsfoundation.org
floridawalk@thetearsfoundation.org

 

 
 

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