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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.

Kindred Spirits Beer & Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Thanks to all who attended our event! We had a great turnout and were able to raise over $3,000 for our Aunt Mary's Storybook Project and parenting programs. We would like to especially thank The Vino Cellar in Lombard and musicians Neal Rudnik and Matthew Scharpf. We would also like to thank our Event Committee: Mary Ellen, Phil, Deana, Jeff, and Michele.

Storybook Volunteers Needed

You may have heard of the Aunt Mary's Storybook Project through which children of incarcerated people at various county jails receive a new book and a recording of their parent reading the story to them. You have thought that this was a special program. You are invited to help. Specifically, we are looking for two to three people to go with us in to the DuPage County Jail once a month to help participants choose their books and to assist with the recording sessions. We are also in need of one to three people who could volunteer from home by downloading the recordings onto CDs and prepare the packages for mailing. For more information, or to sign up, please contact us.

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!