Educate Yourself and Care for the Homeless and Homeless Mentally Ill-Don’t Cuss Them Out

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. An Albuquerque man who told a panhandler to go get an f’ing job got more than he expected. The victim who said he didn’t want to use his name for safety concerns, …

Praised for “Recalibrating” its Approach to Homelessness, Alb. Mulls Criminalizing Panhandling and Starting Additional Emergency Family Shelter

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. A proposal heading to the City Council aims to ban what it considers dangerous behavior by panhandlers across Albuquerque. Sponsored by City Councilor Don Harris and delayed twice, the bill  is scheduled …

Homeless Make Poignant New Year’s Resolutions

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. With Thanksgiving and Christmas behind us, are you beginning to think about the seemingly inevitable subject of new year’s resolutions? You know, stuff like resolving to be a better person, changing jobs, …

The “Season of Giving” is Over, but the Need Continues

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. For about two months out of each year, the telephone at Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, rings almost off the hook with calls from happy sounding voices offering food, …

Joy Junction Open and Ready to Help During Winter Storm; Mobile Feeding Unit on Normal Schedule and Providing Food and Hot Beverages  

News Release from Jeremy Reynalds at Joy Junction Email info@joyjunction.org As Albuquerque works its way through a massive snow storm, Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, is open and ready to help. Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds …

News Release from Jeremy Reynalds at Joy Junction info@joyjunction.org 10 Percent of annual budget typically received in last week of year While the week after Christmas is pretty slow for some, that’s not the case for Joy Junction Homeless Shelter CEO Jeremy …

New York Tabloid’s Trashing of the Homeless Has Potentially Dangerous Consequences

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. The New York Post, never considered a shining example of responsible journalism, is at it again. Perhaps most famous for its 1983 headline, “Headless Body in Topless Bar”  Post writers have been …

Chaplain Gene – the Always Smiling Face of Joy Junction – Leaves Lasting Legacy

Chaplain Gene – the Always Smiling Face of Joy Junction – Leaves Lasting Legacy

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Chaplain Gene Shiplet Joy Junction Chaplain Gene Shiplet began this week just like any other-loving Jesus, people and smiling. Gene attended our Monday staff meeting, which was where I saw him for …

What’s It Like to be Homeless at Christmas? Joy Junction Guests Share Their Feelings

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Christmas is a time of excitement and anticipation for many of us. At Joy Junction, our staff’s always busy work days are more packed than ever. However, I wondered what our many …

Albuquerque Homelessness Rate Drops-Or Not? Depends On Whom You Ask

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Local media are saying that almost a year after the city of Albuquerque did its 2015 homelessness study, the results show a downward shift in the homeless rate. But not so fast! …