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.