Washington State

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 children 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.

Who we serve

The need is great in the state of Washington. There are no government funds available to support bereaved families who need to make final arrangements for their child and ongoing support to rebuild their lives. With your support, we can support these families and make a difference in Washington State.

As the first chapter of The TEARS Foundation, the Washington State Chapter has assisted many families with funeral services, hosted memorial gatherings remembering children, and holds its annual Rock & Walk gathering the community and bereaved families to walk and raise funds together in honor of their child to help future families since 2002.

Help your Community

Anyone who is interested in supporting bereaved families in Washington State 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
11102 Sunrise Blvd. E.
Suite 112
Puyallup, WA 98374
(253) 200-0944
By Appointment Only. Click here to schedule an appointment or email [email protected]

Upcoming Events:

2023 Western Washington Rock & Walk

Date: Saturday, June 24th 2023

Time: 11am-2pm

Location: Chamber’s Creek Regional Park 6320 Grandview Dr. W., University Place, WA

Click here to register today!

Emotional Support

In-Person Support Groups:
Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Date: Last Saturday of each month

Time: 3pm

Location: TEARS Center for Child Loss 11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 112, Puyallup, WA 98374
 
Virtual Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group – If you would like to speak with someone for one on one support  or if you are interested in starting a support group in the Puget Sound area please contact Margaret Pilon [email protected].
 
Angel of Hope Monument in Sea-Tac, WA

If you are interested in having your child’s name engraved on the Washington State Angel of Hope Monument please visit WAAOHMonument

Safe Sleep Education
Safe Sleep Talk (English)
Date: Sunday, January 15th 2023
Time: 4:30pm
Location: TEARS Center for Child Loss 11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 112, Puyallup, WA 98374
 
Attendees will receive safe sleep education and a safe sleep kit that includes a baby box, pack n play, and sleep sack while supplies last. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] or calling our office at 253-200-0944
 
Safe Sleep Talk (English & Spanish)
Date: Friday, January 20th 2023
Time: 5:30pm

Location: TEARS Center for Child Loss 11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 112, Puyallup, WA 98374

Attendees will receive safe sleep education and a safe sleep kit that includes a baby box, pack n play, and sleep sack while supplies last. Please RSVP by sending an email to [email protected] or calling our office at 253-200-0944

Stay in Touch

To stay up to date on events near you, and to find out how you can join the movement across Washington State, connect with us on Facebook, join 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: Washington State Chapter of the TEARS Foundation

Washington State Chapter Leaders

Lauren Hosford
(253) 312-4843
Michelle Thill
[email protected]

Click here to learn how to become a Washington State Sponsor

 
 

Thank you to our 2022 Rock & Walk Sponsors!

2022 Gift In Kind Sponsor

Christina Brewer Music