Homeless Shelter Albuquerque
Joy Junction - Day Shelter Program
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Homeless Shelter Albuquerque
Homeless Shelter Albuquerque
Homeless Shelter Albuquerque
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From Plight to Prosperity

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Day Shelter Program

Albuquerque Homeless Shelter

JoyJunction_Icons-01 Joy Junction is a place of refuge to those who have been forced into the streets. We are a 501(c)(3) faith based nonprofit church organization dedicated to helping homeless men, women, children, and families in Albuquerque by providing food, clothing, shelter, and safety.

Our faith-based church ministry serves as many as 300 individuals a night including as many as 60 to 80 children every day. Each year we are able to serve more than 200,000 meals thanks to the generous contributions of citizens and businesses throughout the city. We could not have such a positive impact on our community without you!

Family Assistance

JoyJunction_Icons-01 We accept everyone regardless of their family composition. That ranges from a single mother with three children; a married couple with one child; grandparents caring for five children; or any other conceivable situation.

We will gladly provide the homeless with the help they need to get back on their feet and regain control of their lives.

In addition to providing temporary assistance for needy families, we also help homeless individuals. Regardless of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, or religion, all are welcome at Joy Junction.

Help Albuquerque's Homeless

JoyJunction_Icons-01 Since 1986, the mission of Joy Junction has been to provide food, shelter, clothing, and safety to the homeless of Albuquerque. Only financial constraints prevent us from doing more.

We're a faith-based outreach ministry that receives no federal, state, or local funding to continue its mission of presenting a Hand Up, not just a handout. We rely solely on the charitable donations of generous citizens, businesses, churches and corporations in Albuquerque.

Listen to the Lifeline of Hope song
written & performed by Garth Hewitt.

Lifeline of Hope Song

We greatly appreciate all food donations. Every donation of food and drinks can make a difference that in turn can change a life.

We welcome USDA approved meats, seasonings, drinks, dairy products, dry goods, fresh or canned vegetables and fruits, and snacks of any kind.

Items are welcome at 4500 2nd St SW seven days a week between 8am and 8pm.

For more information, call 505 877 6967.

If you are looking for an easy way to donate to a charitable organization from the comfort of your own home, we've made that possible. Our Dollar Days Wish List provides you with the opportunity to select a hygiene item to be sent directly to Joy Junction.

Thanks for thinking of the homeless.

To help the homeless get back on their feet and provide them with warm clothing during the cool months, we are always looking for those willing to donate gently used clothing and other items such as sweaters, t-shirts, jeans, blouses, socks, underwear, and much more.

Donations are accepted seven days a week at 4500 2nd St SW between 8am and 8pm.

Although monetary gifts and contributions to Joy Junction are crucial in order to continue our mission, you are not limited to financial donations.

We welcome anyone willing to volunteer to help people at Joy Junction to contact us, and we will help you complete the steps to giving your time and talent to charity.

For more information, call our volunteer line at 505 463 4818 or join us at 4500 2nd St SW for one of our daily volunteer orientation tours seven days a week at 11 a.m.

At some point, almost everyone needs a hand up in life for one reason or another. Whether this is from family, friends, or strangers, the assistance is always greatly appreciated. We want to be the Hand Up for the homeless in Albuquerque.

Joy Junction saved my life and my soul. Ten months ago they began the process I so desperately needed! Today I am blessed to have my sobriety, a Relationship with God again. And, I am thrilled to say, i have re-opened my Nail salon 3 weeks ago!! I am forever grateful to Jeremy and Joy Junction, for loving me, when I could not love myself!


In "From Destitute to Ph.D. - My Homeless Journey", Jeremy Reynalds details his own journey from being homeless to earning his doctorate in intercultural education at Biola University.

The book also contains a number of stories of people who have fallen on hard times, but with the help of Joy Junction, gotten back on their feet again.

To learn more about the book and to purchase a copy for yourself please go to


“…could be a movie. His story will amaze you.”
-Dan Wooding, Founder
ASSIST Ministries / News Service

Jeremy Reynalds: The Man, The Mission, The Vision

Joy Junction – Serving Albuquerque for 30 Years

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