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.
Mother's Day Project
Communication between people in prison and their loved ones is critical. Family members need to know that their loved one is safe and still loves them. The people who are incarcerated need to know they are remembered. Our Mother's Day Project helps to facilitate that by providing packets of stationery to women and juveniles in incarcerated all of the state. Please click here for more information.
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 three to four people, including one or two men, to go with us in to the Kane County Jail or 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!