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.
Puyallup, WA 98374
By Appointment Only. Click here to schedule an appointment or email [email protected]
International Bereaved Mother’s Day Gathering
Date: Sunday, May 7th 2023
Location: TEARS Center for Child Loss; 11102 Sunrise Blvd E Ste 112, Puyallup, WA 98374
Details: The event will be from 1-3 pm and 1-2 will be open for Mothers who want to come by themselves and 2-3 will be open for those who have older children/families. It will include a planting craft with seeds and also tea and light refreshments.
2023 Western Washington Rock & Walk
Date: Saturday, June 24th 2023
Location: Chamber’s Creek Regional Park 6320 Grandview Dr. W., University Place, WA
Click here to register today!
In-Person Support Groups:
Date: Last Saturday of each month
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
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
Click here to learn how to become a Washington State Sponsor