Joy Junction Guests Talk about the Importance of Prayer. One Asks for the Wisdom of Solomon

by Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. An article  I read points out,  “Even a mere 30 seconds of prayer, acknowledging God and giving thanks for all the blessings in your life, can have a powerful effect on your …

Summer Heat Puts Excess Pressure on an Already Under Served Homeless Population

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Look around Albuquerque and many other cities nationwide, and you will soon see people trying to beat the summer heat, at the pool, sitting under a shade tree or sipping a glass …

After Politician Makes Callous Comment, Homeless Shelter Guests Speak about Difficulties Experienced Getting Adequate Health Care

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. A congressman recently made the incredible comment that nobody dies due to a lack of access to health care. Think for a moment about your own situation. Where would you be without …

Kicking the Homeless Can Down the Road or Working Toward a Solution?

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction A homeless encampment in Downtown Albuquerque is drawing concern. Starting with tents, but now with just blankets on the sidewalk, it appears to be primarily individuals gathering after about 9 p.m. daily to …

Joy Junction: The Next 30 Years

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Joy Junction is  three decades-plus old. It is hard to believe the shelter I founded was 30 years old last Aug., and that I’ve spent more than half my life at what …

Joy Junction at 30.  Shelter Founder and CEO Has Spent More Than Half of His Life There

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Joy Junction is three decades old. It is hard to believe the shelter I founded is 31 this year, and that I’ve spent almost half my life at what has obviously now …

ABQ Homeless Looking for More Than a Dry Bed and a Warm Meal; New Mexico’s Largest Shelter to Open 52-Unit Apartment Complex

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc.   It’s no secret that homelessness in Albuquerque is an ongoing crisis. The crisis continues, despite inaccurate promises by some groups to “end” homelessness. Over the last few years, I’ve seen panhandling …

Missing but Not Always Missed

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. A well known but controversial country song contains these lyrics, “He was a missing person who nobody missed at all.” That started me thinking about America’s missing homeless, and whether anyone misses …

Some Joy Junction Guests Who Joined in the Tomé Hill Pilgrimage Share What the Experience Meant to Them

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. The pilgrimage to Tomé Hill in Tomé, New Mexico is an annual Good Friday tradition, similar to the pilgrimage made in northern New Mexico to the Sanctuario de Chimayo, in Chimayo. That …

Joy Junction Constructing to Meet Growing Homeless Need in City; Completion of On-Site Apartment Complex Will Allow Donation-Only shelter to Lift Up More Homeless People in Dignity

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO, Joy Junction Inc. With recent national attention on our city’s efforts to reduce homelessness and panhandling in the last couple of years, it’s curious why the total number of homeless individuals doesn’t go down. If …