New business -- Women's Christian Care Center

March 26, 2006

Name of business: Women's Christian Care Center

Owners: Bill and Dianne Kleckner with associates Clarence and Kathy Horst

Address: 1309 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown

Opening date: Nov. 1, 2005

Services: Professional Christian counseling to women and their families. Psychodynamic model of therapy for sexual and physical abuse victims, marriage and sex therapy, other mental disorders such as personality disorders, mood disorders, sexual disorders, anxiety disorders, identity/dissociative disorders.

Market area: Washington County and the surrounding area.

How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "Our motivation is helping all women overcome life issues in a safe place with cost-effective services. Our hope is with professional treatment that those who come in the center will have a better tomorrow."


"Our ethics are based on 1 Corinthians 13:13 'And now these things remain; Hope and love, the greatest of these is love.'"

Previous business experience: Dianne Kleckner has extensive experience in counseling for churches and a master's degree in Christian counseling through Christian Bible College and Seminary and is working on her doctoral degree. She is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Volunteers: "We have professional women in the community serving as educational help, medical help, and the church and community for ministry help."

Hours: Counseling is available day or evening by appointment by calling 301-797-1211.

E-mail address:

Telephone: 301-797-1211

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