Ms. Karen Pershing, Executive Director
4930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Preventing Prenatal Drug Exposure
Prenatal substance exposure is 100 percent preventable, but unfortunately many babies are born in Knox County who were exposed to harmful chemicals in the womb. Approximately 86 percent of the pregnancies are unintended. This project serves to create awareness, educate, and train high risk women, medical providers, and the broader community to improve birth outcomes for babies through prevention and early intervention.
“It starts with why… That’s why I do this job: because somebody helped me”
Jason Goodman, Regional Lifeline Manager