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 at an upcoming support group, remembrance event, or schedule an appointment to visit our Center for Child Loss located in Northborough, MA.

If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance submit out our online application form and we will be in touch.

WHO WE SERVE

At The TEARS Foundation Center for Child Loss in Northborough, Massachusetts, we have created a comforting space for bereaved families to receive compassionate support following a pregnancy or infant loss. Our center includes a resource library and offers meeting space for one-on-one peer companion appointments, remembrance gatherings, sibling events, and volunteer opportunities. ​The Center is 100% operated by donations and is staffed by trained bereaved parents who are dedicated to helping other families during their time of need. 

Please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Massachusetts Chapter of The TEARS Foundation Center for Child Loss

300 W Main St, Building A

Northborough, MA 01532

Email: massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Call/Text: 617-785-8779

Center Directors: Emily Coelho and Brenda Johnston

HELP YOUR COMMUNITY

The need is great in the state of Massachusetts. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their baby and ongoing bereavement support. With your help, we can support these families and make a difference in Massachusetts.

We invite anyone from our community to become a VolunTEAR – you do not have to be a bereaved parent to participate in our volunteer opportunities. Please contact us for upcoming volunteer meetings or join our Volunteer Committee Group.

DONATE TO MASSACHUSETTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

Please visit our Facebook page for more information on upcoming events or stay updated by signing up for our monthly newsletter.

7th Annual Massachusetts Rock & Walk for Babies presented by FullWell and Kimina Counseling

A remembrance event to support bereaved families and honor all babies gone too soon

Sunday, September 25th from 9am-12pm

Nashoba Regional High School, Bolton, MA

Please visit the Rock & Walk website for more details and to sign up today!

SUPPORT GROUPS

Our groups are welcoming and safe spaces to share your loss story and honor your baby. Groups are free to attend and peer-facilitated by trained bereaved parents who have experienced a pregnancy or infant loss. Groups start with a topic and include time for open discussion.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

This support group is for anyone who has experienced a pregnancy or infant loss (including but not limited to miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth, terminated for medical reasons loss, neonatal loss, SIDS, etc). Support partners are encouraged to attend (partner/spouse, relative, friend).

Date: 1st Monday of every month

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Held virtually through private Zoom meeting

Register: Email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to receive the Zoom link

Pregnancy & Parenting After Loss Support Group

This support group is for anyone who is thinking of or trying to conceive, currently pregnant or parenting living children following a pregnancy or infant loss. Support partners are encouraged to attend (partner/spouse, relative, friend).

Date: 2nd Tuesday of every month

Time: 7-8:30pm

Location: Held virtually through private Zoom meeting

Register: Email massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org to receive the Zoom link

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Comfort Kits – Submit this form to request. Comfort Kits are thoughtfully designed packages for newly bereaved families in Massachusetts who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss. Each Comfort Kit includes hand painted ornaments lovingly created by volunteers and additional remembrance gifts and grief resources. Comfort Kits are currently free due to the generous donations we have received from the community.

Peer Companion Meetings – If you are not ready for a group setting, we invite you to chat with us one-on-one. Please contact us to schedule a peer companion meeting in our Northborough center or virtually.

Angel of Hope Monument in Hyannis, MA – An everlasting memorial to honor and remember the babies gone too soon.

Book Recommendations – Please visit our list of books focusing on grief and pregnancy and infant loss here.

STAY IN TOUCH

Facebook: Massachusetts Chapter of The TEARS Foundation

Instagram: @tears_massachusetts

Stay up-to-date! Sign up for our email newsletter

MASSACHUSETTS CHAPTER LEADERS

Brenda Johnston and Emily Coelho

massachusettschapter@thetearsfoundation.org

(617) 785-8779

THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 ROCK & WALK FOR BABIES SPONSORS!