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
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:30am – 4:00pm PST

Upcoming Events:

Children’s Grief Awareness/Dia de los Muertos – Family Movie Night
Location: Washington Center for Child Loss
Time: 6 pm
Date: 11/01/2019
Kicking off Children’s Grief Awareness month and in honor of Dia de los Muertos, the Washington Chapter of the TEARS Foundation will be hosting a family movie night! We will be showing Disney/Pixar’s Coco; a beautiful story of family, tradition and how honoring those loved ones who have left us too soon can be so healing.

Angel of Hope Engraving
August 31, 2019 –
Deadline for engraving names on the Washington Angel of Hope Monument
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Puyallup, WA

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group

Location:  The TEARS Foundation’s Center for Child Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd E, Suite 112
Puyallup, WA 98374
Date:  Third Monday of each month
Time:  6:30pm-8pm

These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Renton, WA

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Location:  Medical Arts Center, 1st Floor, Room C
4033 Talbot Road South
Renton, WA
Date:  First Tuesday of each month
Time:  7pm – 8pm
These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.
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
Liz Ritz (425) 922-6298

wachapter@thetearsfoundation.org

 

Thank You, Sponsors!

Click here to learn how to become a Washington State Sponsor

 

KORUM FOR KIDS FOUNDATION, 2019 Rock & Walk Presenting Sponsor