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.

Upcoming Events:

SUPPORT GROUP IS CURRENTLY MEETING VIRTUALLY. Contact Jessica (443) 226-1112 for more information. 

Western Maryland Support Group (Hagerstown/Frederick*)
Date: 2nd Monday of each month starting November 2020 
Location: Currently meeting virtually. RSVP going on our Facebook event page for the support group to get the zoom link.  
Time: 6:30pm – 8 pm
This is an open support group, any bereaved parent is welcome to attend. 
 
Central Maryland Support Group (Greater Baltimore Area*)
Date: 4th Wednesday of each month (Central Maryland)
Location: Currently meeting virtually. RSVP going on our Facebook event page for the support group to get the zoom link. 
Time: 7pm – 8:30 pm
This is an open support group, any bereaved parent is welcome to attend. 
 
*While we are hosting support groups virtually people are welcome to attend either or both support groups no matter where they live within Maryland. 
 

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
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 belo
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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