PANORAMA

Currently, Joy Junction is in the planning stages of a major renovation and expansion. This project has been divided into 4 specific areas that will require volunteers, community involvement and donors: Community Chapel, Joy Junction Dormitory, Vocational Training Center, Women’s Center.

For more information on Joy Junction’s Expansion Project, needs and current status, please contact Rev. Joe Krall at Joe@JoyJunction.org or by telephone at 505-217-9586.

  • chapel

    The “Our Lady of Lourdes” chapel, after hosting only two services for Joy Junction, fell victim to a plumbing accident. The basement slowly filled with water. As adobe and water do not mix well, the back section of the church, including much of the roof was damaged. It has been encased behind a chain link fence for many years.

    Current plans call for a new church to be built, with certain restrictions. The new church will seat many more people. It will also incorporate as much of the existing church as possible and will be constructed in the same, or similar, architectural style as the current structure. Once finished, this chapel will be available to the community.

  • dorm

    Currently, about 100 people sleep in the Joy Junction multi-purpose room. This room, as the name suggests, is also the location for all indoor events, services, teachings and meal times. This dorm hall will allow us to eliminate the need for the multi-purpose room to serve as a sleeping area. This will add some, as well as allow us more versatility. It will also provide an overflow mechanism, should something happen that requires immediate, emergency, short-term housing (natural disasters, etc.).

    With staff quarters at the anchor points, our guests could be better ensured a safe environment.

  • VOCATIONAL

    The Joy Junction nine month Life Recovery Program, almost always requires a change in participants’ thinking.

    With this fundamental change in thought process and reasoning, new training is always a necessity. Many of our program graduates find that what they have been doing in their lives, up to the point of arriving at Joy Junction, has not worked. They seek change. To properly effect that change, new knowledge is paramount.

    The vocational training center will allow us to not only expand our life skills offerings, but will also allow local educational organizations the ability to have satellite classes. This will be essential in making sure everyone helped by Joy Junction is given the proper tools to be successful, and able to effectively reintegrate into mainstream society.

  • chapel

    With Joy Junction’s primary focus being women and children, it is essential that we provide for a more secure, more private location for them. Where the church now stands, the expansion plans call for a 22 unit living complex. Self-contained units, with staff housing to anchor the building, will provide a safe and secure environment for women and families.

    100 room dorm style building

    Currently, about 100 people sleep in the Joy Junction multi-purpose room. This room, as the name suggests, is also the location for all indoor events, services, teachings and meal times. This dorm hall will allow us to eliminate the need for the multi-purpose room to serve as a sleeping area. This will add some, as well as allow us more versatility. It will also provide an overflow mechanism, should something happen that requires immediate, emergency, short-term housing (natural disasters, etc.).

    With staff quarters at the anchor points, our guests could be better ensured a safe environment.