Project Encompass, Inc. is a non-profit social service agency serving the greater Howard County area that was founded by Claryn Burnett and two friends in 2007 though she was a resident of Georgia during that time.  Project Encompass Inc. began as a referral service to assist women with the identification of adequate interim housing and supportive programs and tools that are designed to support their physical, emotional and spiritual specific needs as they transition from unhealthy environments, substance abuse and exhibition of anti-social behaviors.

Upon relocating to Maryland in the late Spring of 2014, Claryn discovered that there was a great need in Howard County for a transitional home for women who needed the support and encouragement that Project Encompass could provide. As a result of that need, Claryn identified a home in Howard County known as the “House of Rahab” to fulfill the dream of helping women through provision of a safe haven that enables them to begin the rebuilding of their lives in a supportive and encouraging environment that seeks to mitigate potentially life-long negative effects of their situations.  Project Encompass provides transitional housing and a creative support system of programs that promote education, spiritual guidance, life skills, conflict resolution and job readiness to overcome unhealthy environments, substance abuse and anti-social behavioral barriers associated with addictive behavior to mitigate the potentially life-long negative effects of their environments..

Project Encompass, Inc. has acquired their second residence “House of Deborah” located in Howard County, MD. Both houses are constantly in need of the following items:

• Monetary Donations.

• Various miscellaneous items, i.e., Paper products (Toilet paper, Paper towels)

•. Life skill moderators(speakers) time to share life’s coping mechanism

Vision & Mission

Vision Statement

The vision of Project Encompass is to holistically heal the minds, bodies and spiritual condition of women who have been physically, emotionally and spiritually deprived due to incarceration and other traumas that hinder their abilities to live life as God has intended.

Mission Statement

Project Encompass, Inc.’s mission is to enable women to re-enter the community successfully from incarceration, substance abuse and other anti-social behaviors by providing them with the information, tools and support they need to be successful.


Project Encompass, Inc. is an organization that provides transitional housing accompanied by intensive life skill training for women. It offers assistance to women, frequently homeless, as they move from dependent, often abusive relationships into independent, self-sufficient lifestyles. Additionally, it assists clients in child reunification. This is particularly important as 80% of its clients have children but no custody.

Project Encompass, Inc’s facility is unique in that it is Howard County’s first “women-only” facility which offers long-term transitional housing which is linked to a structured program of recovery for women. Traditional shelters within Howard county only offer 30 days or less of housing whereas Project Encompass, Inc. offers up to eighteen months.

Project Encompass, Inc. engenders a Collaborative Approach to Empowering Individuals. Its programs encompass a twelve -step program that is designed to develop self-sufficient clients. The different elements of the program are as follows:

A Christian based 12-step recovery program.

Personal and spiritual development.

Mentoring program.

Personal development planning.

Vocational development.

Substance abuse prevention.

Interpersonal skill development.

Community involvement.

Creative leisure activities/celebration.

Leadership Training.

Job Readiness.

Independent living preparation/follow up.

Project Encompass, Inc. is a women-only facility. This is of significant value to its women-only clients as it eliminates the possibility of sexual abuse or trauma from the opposite sex within the facility.