Providing Hope

Currently, Joy Junction is in the planning stages of a major renovation and expansion. This project had been divided into 4 specific areas (Community Chapel, Joy Junction Dormitory, Vocational Training Center, Women’s Center). The economic realities have forced us to make major changes to our plan. However, we are very excited for this new opportunity and hope you will be also. To learn more information, please click to read the Construction Update. We thank everyone for their support and patience with this project to make Joy Junction an even better place to serve the needs of the homeless population in Albuquerque.


For more information on Joy Junction’s Expansion Project, needs and current status, please contact Joy Junction Founder and CEO Jeremy Reynalds at jeremyreynalds@gmail.com


Architectural Drawings for Joy Junction’s Upcoming Construction Project
View of the New Dormitory Front
View of the New Dormitory Back

         
Former Construction Plan Which Remains a Long Term Goal
  • 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.

    Former plans call for a new church to be built, with certain restrictions. The new church would seat many more people. It would also incorporate as much of the existing church as possible and would be constructed in the same, or similar, architectural style as the current structure. Once finished, this chapel would 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 would allow us to eliminate the need for the multi-purpose room to serve as a sleeping area. This would add some, as well as allow us more versatility. It would 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 would 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 would allow us to not only expand our life skills offerings, but would also allow local educational organizations the ability to have satellite classes. This would 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 former expansion plans call for a 22 unit living complex. Self-contained units, with staff housing to anchor the building, would 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 would allow us to eliminate the need for the multi-purpose room to serve as a sleeping area. This would 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 would be better ensured a safe environment.