The Homeless Shelter: A Picture of Easter

Guest Post by Pastor Brian Nixon   I remember the first time I spent the Easter holiday at a homeless shelter. I did so, not as a homeless person, but as an evening counselor. The year was 1989. I recently began working …

Son of Viciously Attacked Albuquerque Attorney Comforts Dying Friend and Finds Meaning in Helping Others

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. When veteran Joy Junction employee Harold Eansor passed into the arms of Jesus recently, it was his friend-and a fellow shelter employee-Linus Carver-who had helped him navigate as comfortably as possible his …

Welcome Home, Harold. Joy Junction Employee Enters Eternal Reward

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Just a few days ago, long time Joy Junction employee and friend Harold Eansor passed into the welcoming arms of Jesus after a brief but courageous fight with inoperable cancer. While we …

Valentine’s Day at Joy Junction

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wondered if our Joy Junction guests had any special plans for the day. We asked them, “Will you be celebrating with your partner/significant other …

These Heartwarming New Year’s Resolutions Will Have You Holding Back the Tears

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and now even the new year behind us, are you still thinking about new year’s resolutions? You know, stuff like resolving to be a better person, changing jobs, quitting …

The “Season of Giving” is Over, but as Hunger and Homelessness Continue – Assistance Still Needed

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, practically rings off the hook with calls from happy sounding voices offering food, …

Winter: The Enemy of Homeless People Nationwide.

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc.   Winter is hard on those who do have a house and a nice, safe and warm place we can call home. But how about for those who have nothing other than …

Why Do They Send all Those Requests for Money?

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It’s that time of year when your mailbox fills up quickly with holiday solicitations from charities-both local and national-all asking for your donation. I know, because Joy Junction contributes to your mailbox …

Menu Items Have Changed and our Patience Is Getting Shorter. The Homeless Rate Auto Answer

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Sometimes the word frustrating doesn’t even come close to describing it! You have a few minutes to make a phone call, and so you dial your company of choice and get immediately …