Tears Foundation

Assistance Offered By TEARS

If you have found this site because you have just lost a child, our hearts go out to you.

Emotional Support Programs

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. To be connected with a Peer Companion contact our office at 253-200-0944, office@thetearsfoundation.org. To find a listing of support groups in your area, please click here.

Funeral Assistance Programs

The TEARS Foundation pays for current infant funeral expenses and unexpected child funeral expenses. We are not able to help with expenses over 30 days old. You may select the funeral home of your choosing and we will work with them to become an Approved Provider. To see a list of current approved providers, click here. 

Infant Funeral Services (20 weeks gestation to one year)

The family resides in or baby died in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Washington State.   For application, click here                                                                                                                                                                                   

Charlie & Braden Project  (1 year - 12 years)
Funeral assistance for sudden loss of a child.

The family resides in or child has died in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, or Washington State. For application, click here                                     

Jesse's Grant Marker Program (20 weeks gestation - 1 year)

The baby is buried in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania or Washington State and it has been over 6 months since baby's passing.  For application, click here.

Cribs for Kids (newborn - 4 mos)

Providing Graco Pack n Play cribs and safe sleep materials to low income families to help reduce sleep related deaths. For more information, click here.
Application, click here.  


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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