Companions Journeying Together, Inc., provides 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.
For over 20 years Companions Journeying Together Inc. has lived out the mission of Jesus by valuing all people as members of the kingdom of God.
We seek out opportunities to reach incarcerated women and men through a variety of programs designed to build healthy relationships and foster positive communication. Those programs include Aunt Mary’s Storybook Project, Fathers Read, Family Stories, and Mother Love Parenting classes. Additional services we organize and either provide or facilitate include special holiday communication projects, provision of re-entry materials and referrals, community education/training, and advocacy. Our goal is to be a link between resources and needs. We have a history of working successfully with officials from the Department of Corrections, as well as with individuals, churches and community organizations committed to serving the imprisoned and their families.
Companions Journeying Together works with the following correctional institutions:
To help all people - women, men and children - live free from violence and abuse.
For more than thirty years, the CENTER for PREVENTION of ABUSE has been a state-wide leader to end abuse and make our homes, schools, and communities safer.
Our pledge to those we serve~ We will work every day to provide confidential and compassionated service in a safe environment with one goal in mind-empowering people in our community to live free from violence and abuse.
Our pledge to our community~ We will continue to educated and advocate for positive changes in the way those living in violent situations are treated and the way that our community values and works toward peace.
The CENTER, its staff, and volunteers believe that everyone deserves peace.
The CENTER for PREVENTION of ABUSE is the only agency in the state of Illinois to provide free combined services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and elder abuse.
CPA focuses its work on four major areas:
1. Domestic violence-through work with both survivors and perpetrators of domestic violence.
2. Sexual assault/abuse
3. Elder abuse
4. Keeping kids safe
The church focuses on a unique mission each month that serves different aspects of our society.