Tears Foundation

Emotional Support

The TEARS Foundation offers free support groups for bereaved families who have experienced the death of their baby. We also have trained "Peer Companions" available to talk over the phone or meet with you. A Peer Companion is a bereaved parent or family member who has also lost a baby, has at least 2 years through their grief process, and has completed the TEARS training. To be connected with a Peer Companion contact our office at 253-200-0944, office@thetearsfoundation.org.

Below is a list of current groups in Washington, Alaska, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and South Carolina. The groups are open monthly to new members. You are welcome to attend.

Washington State Support Groups

Puyallup, WA

Parent Support Group- Puyallup, WA. ***New Location***

Location: The TEARS Foundation's Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss (chapel)
11102 Sunrise Blvd E, Suite 112
Puyallup, WA 98374
Date: Third Monday of each month
Time: 6pm-8pm

*This is an open group with a discussion and topic for bereaved families to discuss each month.

Renton, WA

We are joining the Valley Medical Perinatal Loss Support group
Location: Medical Arts Center, 1st Floor, Room C
4033 Talbot Road South
Renton, WA
Date: First Tuesday of each month
Time: 6pm - 8pm

Alaska Support Groups

Pregnancy & Infant loss support group 
Location: Church of The Rock - Wasilla
3571 Machen Rd, Wasilla, AK 99654
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Date: Last Tuesday of each month
This is an open group discussion support group. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.

Florida Support Groups

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

BeginAgain Children’s Grief Center
655 N Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Time: 6-8 pm
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Contact: Margaret Pilon (732) 610-8771

Massachusetts Support Group

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Becker College, Linden Hall
Located at 64 William Street in Worcester
Time: 7-9 pm
Date: 1st Monday of every month
Contact: Kelly Trefry (978) 944-0214

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

New Jersey Support Groups

Support Group Locations: New Jersey TEARS Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C, Old Tudor Village, Wall, NJ 07719 - contact us at (848)469-8180 or NewJerseyChapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Support Group meeting- first Thursday of each month

These meetings are open discussion support groups. Any bereaved parent is welcome to drop in.
Date: First Thursday of each month
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: New Jersey Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
1924 State Highway 35, Suite 9C, Old Tudor Village, WA NJ 07719.



Survivors Meeting-

Once you have graduated from our monthly support group, you are welcome to join in on the survivor fun.  We pick an activity and we do it as the group, so we can learn from each other, and create an atmosphere that is most rewarding.  

Please contact the New Jersey Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss for date and time. (848)469-8180

Pennsylvania Support Groups

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
Faith Forward Office 348 Main St. Latrobe, PA
2nd Thursday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm

This support group is for everyone who has suffered a loss. Anyone is welcome to attend no matter how long ago your loss was or when it occurred. You're welcome to come and share. 

For any questions, please contact Paige Green (908) 872-9504.

South Carolina Support Groups

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group
OPEN to ALL families that have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month
Time: 6 - 7:30 pm
Location: Hospice Care of The Lowcountry
7 Plantation Park Dr, Bluffton, SC 29910             
Check out our South Carolina chapter facebook page for more info.                                                            

For more information on the South Carolina Support Group Contact Heather Quinn for time (404) 933-0636 or Jackie Skillman (908)872-9504 Emal socarolinachapter@thetearsfoundation.org


For questions about any of these groups, call the TEARS office at 253-200-0944.


We lost our baby and I want you to know what a blessing it was to have the support of The TEARS Foundation to help us through that time.

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