Welcome to the Companions Journeying Together website! We provide a forum to personally impact the emotional, spiritual, and social lives of the incarcerated and their families. Our vision is for a society that lives by the principles of restorative justice.
Please join all of us at Companions in thanking Rev. Karen Hutt for her ten years of service to our organization as Executive Director. Any of our supporters who heard her preach or make presentations know how gifted she is. Our board are grateful for all the programs she helped us start and maintain. Karen and her family have moved out of state. She is now a chaplain at a children’s hospital. We pray that all goes very well for them.
With gratitude and joy, our board announces that Scott C. McWilliams has joined our staff as Interim Executive Director. We are very excited about the skills, passion, and energy Scott brings to our work. Scott comes to us from a local university where he worked in the Criminal & Social Justice program. In addition to his work with our organization, he is the founder and director of Incarcerated Voices, a project that seeks to provide a voice in the media for incarcerated people in the United States.
We're Recruiting Volunteers!
Companions Journeying Together is seeking a few dedicated volunteers. We're particularly seeking a volunteer to format and design JourneyNotes, our newsletter; a volunteer near Kane County Jail to help with mailing tasks for Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project; and a volunteer to enter data from Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project. Please contact Scott McWilliams for more information or to apply.
We need books for children of incarcerated parents. Please consider doing a book drive for Companions! Go to Resources and see how you can help!