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, Bldg A
Northborough, MA 01532
Open Monday: 9:30am -12:30 pm
Tuesday: 11am – 3pm
Thursday: 11am – 3pm
After hours appointments are available upon request
Contact: Brenda Johnston (617)785-8779

Upcoming Events:

Comedy Night Benefitting the Center for Child Loss – PLEASE NOTE: This event is being postponed. Check back for updates and new schedule
Date:
March 27, 2020 – BEING RESCHEDULED
Location: Marlborough Fish & Games, 1 Muddy Lane, Marlborough, MA
Time: 7 pm – 10 pm
Comedian Adam Webster will be entertaining us. (You may remember him from last year if you attended.)
Tickets:MA Commedy Night 

Massachusetts Rock & Walk 2020
Date: 
September 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 am
Location: Nashoba Regional High School
For more information or to register: MARockWalk2020

Self Care Sunday
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

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group  
Massachusetts TEARS Center for Child Loss
300 West Main St, Bldg A
Northborough, MA 01532
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: 1st Monday of every month
Contact: Brenda Johnston (617)785-8779

Join us for our grief support group on the first Monday night each month at The TEARS Foundation Center for Child Loss in Northborough. This is a comforting, safe space for any bereaved parent or grandparent who has experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. Groups are always free and no registration is required. Free parking is available right outside the building.
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.
If this is your first time attending a group, you are more than welcome to come early at 6:30 pm to tour our center first and meet one-on-one to see if a group can be helpful for you.

NEW!! Pregnancy After Loss Support Group
Location: 
Center for Child Loss; 300 W. Main St. Building A, Northborough, MA
Time: 9am – 10am
Date: Second Sunday of every month
Contact the Center for Child Loss for more information (617)785-8779

This group supports parents who are trying to conceive or are currently pregnant following a miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss. This is a comforting, safe 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.
No registration is required, each meeting is open drop-in. Free parking is available right outside the building. Support group facilitators are bereaved parents who have had a subsequent pregnancy after loss, are at least two year through their grief journey, and have completed the TEARS Foundation peer companion training. 
You are welcome to stay after the group meeting end for “Self-Care Sunday” which runs from 10am – 12pm.

Massachusetts Chapter Volunteer Meeting – all are welcome
Massachusetts TEARS Center for Child Loss
300 West Main St, Bldg A
Northborough, MA 01532
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Date: 3rd Wednesday of every month
Contact: Brenda Johnston (617)785-8779
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. May 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

Thank you to our 2019 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