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Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic
1515 N. New St.
Kirksville, MO 63501
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Text: 660.207.5340
Call: 660.665.5688

Lifeline’s Mission

Lifeline’s mission is to serve men, women, students, and babies with love and compassion. We provide no-cost services to new moms and dads as they progress through pregnancy and into parenthood. Our goal is to be a place where everyone can feel empowered, as well as find hope and healing.

Lifeline does not provide or refer for abortion.

Lifeline’s Story

Lifeline first opened in 1997, with the goal of serving anyone affected by an unexpected pregnancy. Throughout the years, the team has grown from a handful of volunteers to a team filled with highly skilled professionals. Many new services have been added as well, from ultrasounds, a mobile clinic, to a fatherhood and a sex-education programs.

What clients say about Lifeline

What our Clients Say

Lifeline is an amazing program! They provided me with everything I could need while I was pregnant and even more when baby got here! Not only are they beneficial for myself and my baby but they make us feel important every time I go in for an appointment. They really listen to what I have to say and treat me with respect, care, and concern. I absolutely LOVE attending their program every week. Thank you for everything, Lifeline. 

Lifeline is such an amazing program. The staff is so polite and helpful with any questions or concerns you may have. They really are a lifeline. 

I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant and they managed to help me get through it all and help me get a start on what I needed. 

Lifeline has helped show me how to understand not only my children but also my partner.

Lifeline has taught me how our family is a raft and how to keep our raft afloat and out of danger.

Lifeline has helped me identify ways to become a better father and partner in my family. It has also helped me to realize ways to strengthen our family in ways everyone is included and equally important.

Lifeline’s Staff

Our staff is a team of professionals that come from different backgrounds but are united for the same purpose: serving others in their times of need.

Kris Polovich, BSN | Clinic Manager

Kris is Lifeline’s clinic manager. Before working at Lifeline, she spent most of her years as a nurse in the operating room, first in Hannibal, and then at Mizzou’s University Hospital in the level one trauma center. Kris conducts pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing, and education services for men and women in their pregnancy and parenting journeys. She is certified in Limited Obstetric Ultrasound through NIFLA.

Dawn Fountain, MEd | Mobile Clinic Coordinator

Dawn joined Lifeline as the Mobile Clinic Coordinator in 2023. She holds a Master of Education Administration from William Woods University. Before joining the team, she dedicated over 20 years to the public and private school sectors, serving as an educator, team lead, and Administrator. Additionally, she worked as a HiSET instructor at MACC, helping students attain their HiSET diplomas. She enjoys walking alongside, educating, encouraging, and empowering women and men on their new journey of pregnancy and parenting throughout Northeast Missouri.

LeAnn Dent, MEd, LPC, SRAS | Counselor

LeAnn started working at Lifeline in 2008 as a staff counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor with an Masters of Education in Professional Counseling and Human Development. Her job includes meeting with clients and helping them work through any emotional struggles or challenges they are facing, keeping all information confidential. She can also refer clients to local licensed professional counselors and other community resources for future support.

Angelita Garth, MS – Data Manager

Angelita Garth began working at Lifeline in 2020. She is responsible for everything data-related, from data collection, and data cleaning, to data analysis. Prior to joining Lifeline, she worked as a statistics professor at Truman State University and Moberly Area Community College in Kirksville, MO. In addition, her experience in adult education allowed her to tutor different segments of the population, improving her flexibility and adaptation skills in the process. Angelita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a Master’s Degree in Statistics from Iowa State University.

Heather Newsome | Financial Assistant

Heather is Lifeline’s Financial Assistant, taking care of the organization’s account balances, expenditures, inventory, monitoring program budgets, and much more. Before Lifeline, Heather worked in many different fields, as a medical assistant and technician, preschool teacher, bookkeeper, and office assistant. Through her various responsibilities over the years, Heather has learned determination, and flexibility, as well as to be a critical thinker.

Christie Allen | Office Assistant

Christie is Lifeline’s office assistant, welcoming clients, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and more. Before Lifeline, Christie worked many administrative jobs for the United States Military. During her time there, she was the Mayor of her military community, organized various events such as military balls, and acted as Program Manager for the military spouse support group.

Larissa Fajkus, BS | Ministry Assistant

Larissa graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. When she first joined Lifeline in 2018, she taught relationship and sexual risk avoidance education in schools with our Pure Freedom program. As a new mother, she now enjoys her new role as a ministry assistant. She is in charge of our weekly motherhood classes and couples groups.

Breanne Hunt, MBA – Executive Director

Breanne holds a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International and has been Lifeline’s Executive Director since 2008. Prior to joining the team, she worked for Preferred Family Healthcare, located only a few feet away from Lifeline at that time. Working as a program coordinator in the prevention department, she gained experience in assisting people with diverse needs for support and assistance. Through her hard work and gentle demeanor, Breanne has helped Lifeline grow exponentially, both in the number of services offered and members on staff. In 2017, Breanne earned the Alliance for Life Servant Director of the Year award for the state of Missouri.

Amy Posterick, EdD – Program Director

Amy started working at Lifeline in 2015. As the Program Director, Amy oversees the progression and implementation of Lifeline’s education programs and manages program reporting. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Education from Truman State University and her Doctorate of Education degree from A.T. Still University. Before entering the non-profit sector, she taught as both a public and private school teacher.

Rachel Noe | Executive Assistant

Rachel joined the Lifeline team in December of 2012 as the Executive Assistant. She is in charge of Lifeline’s supporter relations, processing tax credit applications and donations. She also uses her creative skills to design Lifeline’s newsletters. With her knowledge of photography, Rachel gets to capture the big and little moments at Lifeline’s fundraising events.


Katie Ochs, MHEA| Communications Specialist

Katie joined the Lifeline team in July of 2022 as the Communications Specialist and is the face behind Lifeline’s social media and marketing efforts. Prior to joining Lifeline, Katie worked in higher education for seven years, before serving as an Association Executive of a local real-estate association. Katie holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Higher Education Administration.

Ryan Hanley | Educator

Ryan joined the Lifeline team in May 2019 as an Educator. Prior to joining Lifeline, Ryan served as both a teacher’s assistant and youth group leader. He has a passion for education and wishes to pour into the lives of area youth, just as he had teachers pour into his life. Ryan holds an Associate degree in Biblical Studies and is currently working on his Bachelor of Science in Christian Leadership.

Jaclyn Hepler | Educator

Jaclyn joined the Lifeline team in June 2023 as an Educator. After receiving her Associates of Arts degree, Jaclyn served as an Elementary Paraprofessional. Working with kids reminded Jaclyn how amazing and exciting the world can be!  She wants to be that reminder for her peers. Jaclyn is the Co-founder of a teen girls ministry called Approaching Grace that serves girls ages 6th-12th grade.

Lynae McFarland, BA| Educator

Lynae joined the Lifeline team in August 2022 as an Educator. Her passion is to help everyone understand their worth, their value and their place in this world. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education from Central College in Pella, Iowa, she has served as Director of Music and Director of Children and Youth Ministries in churches and most recently a Music Educator.

Jackson Page, BA | Education Coordinator

In September 2018, Jackson joined the Lifeline team as an Educator. In 2022, he expanded his responsibilities by becoming Education Coordinator. He is passionate about helping others build healthy relationships. Prior to his time at Lifeline, Jackson’s professional experience encompassed roles such as a behavioral health technician at Preferred Family Healthcare and an academic coach at Upward Bound.