Our history

The social organisation “Freundinnen junger Mädchen” (“Female friends of young ladies” - FJM) was founded in 1886 by women for women. Over the years, it has developed into a modern, non-profit service enterprise, which constantly adapts its offering to the needs of today's society. In 1999, the association was renamed COMPAGNA.

The local and cantonal sections of COMPAGNA are independent associations organised under an umbrella organisation, which is also an association. The umbrella organisation supports the sections especially with the management of the SOS BahnhofHilfe. Other services are provided independently by the sections.

COMPAGNA Reisebegleitung is a service of the Eastern Switzerland section based in St. Gallen. All travel assignments in Switzerland and abroad are coordinated from here.


Suzanne Gut
Managing Director
Silvia Vogel
Katharina Rolan
Rita Schlepfer

Executive Board

Suzanne Gut | Chairwoman
Annette Glaus | Treasurer | Travel companion operations commission
Heidi Koller | Secretary
Edith Fivian | Travel companion operations commission
Annelies Rutz | Travel companion operations commission


Swiss association COMPAGNA
SOS Bahnhofhilfe
SBB Call Center Handicap