Tears Foundation

Washington State Chapter

There are over 1,200 infant deaths in Washington each year. With your help TEARS can lift a financial burden from these newly bereaved families by providing financial assistance to help pay for their baby’s funeral expenses. TEARS also offers free ongoing emotional support in the form of support groups, Angel Clubhouse, online support, and bereavement resources. If you would like support, click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Pregnancy & Infant Loss - Wave of Light
October 15, 2017
The TEARS Foundation Center for Pregnancy & Infant Loss
11102 Sunrise Blvd E, Suite 112, Puyallup, WA 

Community Baby Shower
Saturday, October 21st
St Mary's Episcopal Church, Lakewood, WA
Register for this free event

The TEARS Foundation Washington Chapter is hosting a community baby shower to provide safe sleep education and items to every expectant mother and baby under 4 months of age. Every life is precious and it is our goal to assist new parents in keeping their baby safe and preventing infant deaths.

This FREE event offers parents a wonderful, educational opportunity to learn from local TEARS representatives and gain knowledge about safe sleep for their baby.

Each expectant/new mother in attendance will receive complimentary safe sleep items* as well as safe sleep training. New parents who attend will also be entered to win a brand new pack & play for their baby!

Food and beverages will also be provided. Please RSVP to ensure we have enough for everyone!

*safe sleep items available to the first 50 families who register. All in attendance will be entered to win a pack & play. 

For more information contact Lauren Hosford at wachapter@thetearsfoundation.org

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 Monday of each month
Time: 6pm - 8pm

Contact Information

Find us on Facebook at Washington Chapter of The TEARS Foundation and Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group - Tears Foundation
If you would like to get involved with the Washington Chapter of The TEARS Foundation, contact Lauren Hosford at (253) 312-4843, Ann Lockhart (425) 387-2752, or Liz Ritz at (425) 922-6298 wachapter@thetearsfoundation.org

Ann Lockhart Makenzie's Mom

Thank you all so much. This means the world to me. I miss my son very much and wanted everything to be perfect for him and his short cherished life. The marker you gave me is the most perfect thing he could've gotten.

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