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
 
5th Annual MD TEARS Rock & Walk
Date: 5/21/2023
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: Sweet Air Park 3605B Sweet Air Rd, Jacksonville, MD 21131
The heart of our Rock and Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. The Rock and Walk offers a special opportunity for families to honor and remember their child gone too soon and for the community to lift bereaved families up with emotional and financial support via presence and donations.
We are excited to gather at Sweet Air Park on May 21, 2023 to foster community, hope, fundraising, and honoring all babies and children gone too soon.
 

 Register Today!

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

Our Center for Loss address is 1300 York Rd Suite 240B Timonium, MD 21093 *Email or call 

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;
TEARS MD Center for Child Loss Director and Bereaved Sibling Support Group Facilitator 443-226-1112

Heather Rolon

Peer Companion for Emotional Support, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Jessica Surber

Support Group Facilitator for Western Maryland

Heather Ralston

TFMR Support Group Facilitator

Corinne Heiliger
Corinne Heiliger

PAIL Group for Women of Color Support Group Facilitator; Psychotherapist

Sarah Ernst

Central Maryland Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Group Facilitator

Katie Benden

Support Group Facilitator for Central Maryland Parent Support Group for Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Allison Carney

Support Group Facilitator for Bereaved Sibling Group

Corinne Gadson

Support Group Facilitator for Women of Color PAIL Group


Thank You to our 2022 Sponsors!

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
BLUE

The Maya’s Wings Foundation

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
PINK

Pineapple Connections
Star Legacy Foundation
Untold Stories Inc.
Anaya’s Project Inc.
Terminations Remembered
Perissos Therapy LLC