New Jersey

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.

Over 1,100 babies die each year in New Jersey and there is 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 New Jersey.

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in New Jersey is welcome and encouraged to attend one of these upcoming events, to visit the Center for Child Loss, or to apply to become a VolunTEAR with this form.

Please Note: NJ Center for Child Loss is closed. All support groups are cancelled until further notice. If you need emotional support during this time, please contact Linda Ostapovich by phone or email. 732-694-8706 /

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss – CLOSED, please see note above
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C
Old Tudor Village
Wall, NJ 07719
(848) 469-8180 or (732) 694-8706

Regular Center Hours: Tuesday, and Thursday 9:30-1:30, Wednesday 9:30-4:00 and other times by appointment only

Upcoming Events

Pregnancy & Infant Loss South New Jersey Support Group – Virtual on Zoom
Second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m.
2020 dates as follows:  Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17

Developing and maintaining relationships with others during your grief journey is vital. Please check our our Facebook page for the details of monthly events or call the Center for more details.

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across New Jersey, connect with us on Facebook, join our email list, or reach out to one of our New Jersey Chapter Leaders! We will be happy to speak with you by phone call or text.

Like us on Facebook: New Jersey Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

New Jersey Chapter Leaders

John Ostapovich (732) 233-4431
Linda Ostapovich (732) 694-8706

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