At some point in most people’s lives, they could use a helping hand of one degree or another to get back on their feet. At Joy Junction, we understand this need and strive to provide a Hand Up, not a handout, to the homeless women, children, and families of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We Help the Homeless


At Joy Junction, we offer assistance to anyone who needs it regardless of your sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, national origin, or religion. Our organization is a Christian outreach ministry dedicated to helping the homeless in Albuquerque regain control over their lives by providing food, shelter, clothing, and safety. In addition to providing for these basic needs, we also provide assistance for each individual’s deeper emotional and spiritual needs. Through our “Christ in Power” program, individuals are taught important life skills that promote self-sufficiency and a decreased dependency on shelters and government funding. Our guests may stay as long as necessary to become “whole” and return to society healthy and productive.

Because we're a nonprofit, donations-only organization, we receive no federal, state, or local funding. We rely solely on the kind generosity of citizens and corporations in Albuquerque. We gladly accept any and every donation you are willing to contribute. Your charitable donations are used to help our outreach ministry meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you are looking to contribute to our charity work, volunteer your time, gifts, and money.

  • Why Donate?

    If you have ever needed a helping hand during a physical, emotional, spiritual, or financial crisis, you may be able to understand the difficulties faced by Albuquerque’s homeless population. During a time of economic crisis, these individuals and families need the help of those more fortunate than themselves. At Joy Junction, we strive to provide the Hand Up they need to regain control of their lives, but we can’t do this without your help.

    Whether it is an individual or a family of 8, Joy Junction turns no one away from our helping, outstretched arms. We do not discriminate for any reason: sex, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, or religion. To help us continue our mission as a nonprofit charitable organization, please consider making a tax-deductible charitable donation.

  • How Do I Donate?

    Our team has made it extremely easy for individuals and corporations to donate to Joy Junction through a variety of options. Using your secured PayPal account, you can make a contribution to our nonprofit charitable organization. If you’d rather donate items instead of a monetary gift, we have a Dollar Days Wish List full of items from which to choose and our Thrift Store always accepts gently used clothes, household items, and much more.

    Your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law, and we welcome your visit to Joy Junction to see your generous gifts in use. Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers for our Thrift Store, lunch service, and other volunteering opportunities. Contact Joy Junction today for more information on making your contribution to our nonprofit charitable organization.

  • Give Your Time & Talent

    Do you enjoy outdoor activities? Have you been gifted with craftsmanship skills and are willing to share them? Are you an organizational whiz? Joy Junction could use your talents in our quest to give a hand up to the homeless.

    At Joy Junction, we have many opportunities for you to donate your time and talent to our ministry. Some of the most common activities include: repair and renovation projects, landscaping, children’s ministries, organizing games for kids and adults, shopping or working at the Thrift Store, serving meals, and organizing food drives. Charity donations of time and talent are just as valuable as monetary contributions.

  • Make a Monetary Charitable Donation

    We understand that people’s schedules can become quite busy with a job, family, school, and a variety of other obligations. If you are unable to donate time but still want to help Joy Junction’s mission, consider giving a contribution of money, food, clothing, or hygiene products. Check out our Dollar Days Wish List to make a contribution of a hygiene product that will be sent to Joy Junction automatically.

Donations we do/do not take at Joy Junction

We are UNABLE to accept the following items:
  • - Waterbeds and/or frames
  • - Tires
  • - Old Paint or chemicals
  • - Older model (analog) televisions
  • - Typewriters
  • - Pianos/organs
  • - Printers
  • - Golf Equipment
  • - Exercise Equipment
  • - Ski Equipment
  • - Hospital Beds
  • - Medical Equipment/Supplies
We can only accept the following items IF they are in working order with all necessary knobs, handles, keys, etc.:
  • - Washers/Dryers (please contact us first)
  • - Freezers
  • - Refrigerators
  • - Bicycles
  • - Trailers
  • - Dishwashers (please contact us first)
  • - Electric or gas stoves
  • - Filing Cabinets
  • - Newer digital/LED televisions
  • - Wheel chairs
We can only accept the following items IF they are needed on the property (please contact us first):
  • - Sinks
  • - Toilets
  • - Kitchen Cabinets
  • - Tubs
  • - Construction items
Please note the following:
  • - Computers are accepted but must be Pentium III or newer with a CD ROM, please contact us if in doubt.
  • - Desks are accepted, depending on age and condition.
  • - Mattresses are accepted if not stained, soiled, or torn.
We are grateful for any donation, but receiving items which we cannot use or sell in our thrift shop, puts an added burden and expense upon us by having to dispose of them.