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 Illinois. 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 Illinois.
The Illinois 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.
Help your Community
Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Illinois is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.
Craft Support Group
In person support groups are currently suspended – If you would like support over the phone reach out to (253) 200-0944 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Minooka Village Hall – Board Room; 121 McEvilly Rd, Minooka, IL 60447
Date: March 21, 2020
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
This will be a quarterly craft support group
Illinois Rock & Walk 2020
Date: August 22, 2020
Time: 3-7 pm
Location: Lion’s Park, Minooka, Illinois
To Register: Illinoiswalk2020
Stay in Touch
To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Illinois, 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.
Like us on Facebook: Illinois Chapter of the TEARS Foundation
Illinois Chapter Leaders
Dianna Umphress (815) 546-4133
Thank You, Sponsors!