Joy Junction Expands Let’s Read! Program

Beginning Sat. March 9 at 9.30 a.m., Joy Junction is expanding its Let’s Read! Program to include the services of a trained tutor who will work with children and their parents for two hours each week at the shelter. Incorporating music, art, dance, movement, and play, the tutor will encourage children to read and will demonstrate reading engagement techniques to … Read More

Souls in Need of Help

An Unpleasant “Sub Species” Not Behaving the Way We Wish – or Precious Souls Deserving of Help? Can you imagine someone waking up in the morning and announcing “Today I want to be homeless.” What would you think if you got a Tweet or a Facebook status which starts “What’s on your mind?” and you answered the same way, “By … Read More

There’s No Digital Fix, or Flush, for a Very Pressing Problem

Well, it has finally happened. We are so digitally connected that technology is replacing some of the basic needs of our society. We have a sexy voice to give directions while we are driving. That only eliminates the responses when we argue with the voice about who is right and how wrong the voice is. It does eliminate one of … Read More

Albuquerque’s Joy Junction Follows National Trend of Increasing Family Homelessness

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued its 2008 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress, a national study that explores changes in homelessness nationwide. HUD’s assessment concludes that while overall homelessness in America held fairly steady from 2007 to 2008, the number of homeless families, particularly those living in suburban and rural areas, increased ( … Read More

Wonderfully Rescued for Radical Transformation

“I had suddenly been transformed from a homeless dying man to a living minister of the gospel” Joseph Taylor has terrifying memories of his stepfather; he recalls him not as a loving parent but rather as a monster. At age seven, Joseph’s stepfather gave him his first drink- Seagram’s Seven and Seven Up. Introducing his family to alcohol wasn’t the … Read More

Homeless Shelter Makes Challenge

News Release from Jeremy Reynalds at Joy Junction Tel: (505) 400-7145 With mayoral elections on the horizon, and the accompanying expense of campaign advertising, Joy Junction Founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds is challenging candidates to use their platform to draw attention to the plight of Albuquerque’s increasing homeless population. He said the mayoral candidates should investigate “cause advertising,” a … Read More