If you have found this site because you have just lost a child, our hearts go out to you.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org. To find a listing of support groups in your area, please click here.
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.
The family resides in or baby died in Alaska, Arizona (call for fund availability), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois (call for fund availability), Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada (call for fund availability), New Jersey, New York (call for fund availability), North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina or Washington State.
The family resides in or child has died in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington State, and Wyoming.
We are accepting applications in the following states: Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, Washington State or Wyoming and it has been over 6 months since baby's passing.
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.
Thank you TEARS for your contribution to our family and taking away a burden at such a vulnerable time!