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 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida (Central Florida region), Georgia (Greater Atlanta area), Idaho, Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Grundy and Will counties), Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York (call for fund availability), North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Washington State or Wyoming.

For application, click here


Charlie & Braden Project (1 year through 12 years)


Funeral assistance for sudden loss of a child.

The family resides in or child died in Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, South Carolina, Washington State or Wyoming.

For application, click here.


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

We are accepting applications in the following states: Alaska, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, or Wyoming and it has been over 6 months since baby's passing.

For application, click here.




Thank you TEARS for your contribution to our family and taking away a burden at such a vulnerable time!

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