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.

The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss
(732) 694-8706
111 West Broad St Unit A
Palmyra, NJ 08065
By appointment only:
We are available, mornings, evenings and weekends
Please call for an appointment.

REMINDER:  When entering our building, the use of face masks are mandatory and we practice social distancing. 

Emotional Support Groups

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

3rd Thursday of every month from 7-9pm
Facilitator: Melissa Cain
In person-
111 West Broad St
Palmyra, NJ 08065
Virtual-Please email for your zoom link

Pregnancy and Parenting After Loss Support Group
2nd Thursday of every month from 7-9pm
Facilitator: Dara Sawyer
In person-
111 West Broad St
Palmyra, NJ 08065
Virtual- Please email for your zoom link

Grandparent Support Group
3rd Sunday of every month from 7-9pm
Facilitator: Karen Osborne
Please register for Zoom link below.
You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Jan 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting here: Zoom

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


South Jersey Rock & Walk
Time: 9 am
Location: Washington Lake Park, Sewell, NJ
About the event: This will be our 8th Annual Rock & Walk Event held at the beautiful Washington Lake Park in Sewell, NJ. The heart of our Rock & Walk is to let bereaved families know they are not alone. We strive to build awareness about pregnancy, infant and child loss by bringing the community together to support these families. As we rock in chairs or walk laps together, we honor the children whose names appear on butterflies lining the path and are reminded that we can find hope. we celebrate their lives by coming together as a community and rallying around these families. We hope you will join us in supporting these families and honoring their children. Click here to register

New Jersey Angel of Hope Monument

If you are interested in having your child’s name engraved on the Angel of Hope Monument in Manahawkin, NJ visit NJAOHMonument

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

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Thank you to our 2022 South Jersey Walk Sponsors!