Maryland

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 Maryland. 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 Maryland.

The Maryland 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 Maryland is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, join our mailing list, or apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Support Groups

Upcoming Events

Bereaved Dad’s Gathering
Date:
06/19/21
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: BC Brewery
We honor and celebrate bereaved dads in our community. Bereaved dads– you are our rock. We want you to know your grief is also seen. You do not always have to “be the rock”. We are committed to giving bereaved dads a voice and a space to feel like they are not alone.
We welcome couples to gather at BC Brewery for an informal get together. We all come with similar backgrounds as bereaved parents, an unspoken bond. In honor of Father’s Day (June 20th) and Bereaved Father’s Day (June 26th) we would like to give back to each bereaved dad with one complimentary beer.

 
Maryland Rock & Walk
Date: 
July 24-25, 2021
Location: Hybrid event: In-person event at Sweet Air Park with virtual options
To Register: MDRock&Walk
To order shirts: Maryland shirts
 

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Maryland, 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: Maryland Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

Stay up-to-date! Sign up for our email list. 

Email: Marylandchapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Stay in Touch
The Maryland TEARS Committee currently has 17 dedicated volunteers. Some volunteers work hard behind the scenes and some volunteers are on the frontlines as your peer companions and support group facilitators. 
 
We know that reaching out following the loss of a child can be scary, as it is a vulnerable time. It may help feel a little less scary to ‘meet’ these frontline individuals that are spending time supporting you. Meet these individuals below.
Jessica Correnti

Chapter Leader, Certified Child Life Specialist 443-226-1112

Heather Rolon

Peer Companion for Emotional Support, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Sara Straw

Support Group Facilitator for Central Maryland

Jessica Surber

Support Group Facilitator for Western Maryland


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