Massachusetts

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.

The need is great in Massachusetts. There no limited government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. Together we can support these families and make a difference in Massachusetts.

In partnership with Dignity Memorial & Doane, Beal, and Ames Funeral Home, we are honored to bring this permanent memorial remembering our babies to the community!

You can have a baby’s name added to the monument by submitting the MAAngel of hope application

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Massachusetts is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, or apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Massachusetts Center for Child Loss

We have created a safe and comforting place for bereaved families, professionals and community members to receive compassionate support. Our goal is to build a caring community to help families who have lost a child on their journey toward healing. We provide education and resources for ongoing bereavement care and overall wellness.
Located at:
300 West Main St, Building A
Northborough, MA 01532
Currently closed for walk-in hours. Please contact to schedule an appointment.
Contact: Brenda Johnston (617)785-8779 or massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Upcoming Events

Self Care Sunday (CURRENTLY SUSPENDED)
Join us for our monthly Self-Care Sunday! Take time for YOU- borrow a book from our lending library or bring your own, work on a meal plan, listen to music, work on a craft or whatever else you need to do to re-charge for the upcoming week. Adults only please!!
Location: Center for Child Loss 300 W. Main St. Building A, Northborough, MA
Date: 2nd Sunday of the month
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Contact the Center for Child Loss for more information (617)785-8779

SUPPORT GROUPS – 

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group  – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY, Please email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to register and receive log-in information.
Time: 7-8:30pm
Date: 1st Monday of every month
Location: currently held virtually through private Zoom meeting
Contact: email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to register
Join us for our grief support group on the first Monday night each month, currently held virtually through a private Zoom online meeting. This is a comforting, safe space for any bereaved parent or grandparent who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Groups start with a specific topic and end with time for open discussion. Support group facilitators are bereaved parents, are at least two years through their grief journey, and have completed The TEARS Foundation peer companion training.

Pregnancy After Loss Support Group – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY
Please email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to register and receive log-in information.
Time: 9am – 10am
Date: 2nd Sunday of every month
Location: currently held virtually through private Zoom meeting
Contact: email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to register
This support group is for bereaved parents who have questions about trying again, are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant following a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. This is a welcoming space to share the many confusing feelings surrounding a subsequent pregnancy after loss. Our monthly meetings start with a specific topic and end with time for open discussion. Support group facilitators are bereaved parents who had a subsequent pregnancy after loss, are at least two year through their grief journey, and have completed the TEARS Foundation peer companion training.

Volunteer & Community Meetings – CURRENTLY HELD VIRTUALLY
Please email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to receive log-in information
Time: 8:00pm
Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: currently held virtually through private Zoom meeting
Contact: email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to receive log-in information
Be a volunTEAR and support local Massachusetts families! We need help with planning events and remembrance gatherings, brainstorming new fundraising ideas, creating comfort kits for families, community outreach to local businesses and providers, social media presence, and spreading awareness to break the stigma of pregnancy and infant loss.
You do not have to be a bereaved parent to participate; anyone is welcome to attend. Many volunTEARS donate their time in support of a loved one who has lost a child.
Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Massachusetts, connect with us on Facebook, sign up for 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: Massachusetts Chapter of the TEARS Foundation
Follow us on Instagram: @tears_massachusetts

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors!

Integrative Acupuncture, Michelle Callihan – Silver Sponsor
Board and Brush Creative Studio – Silver Sponsor
Sudbury Police Association – Silver Sponsor



Massachusetts Chapter Leaders

Brenda Johnston (617) 785-8779
Emily Coelho

massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.or7