Praised for “Recalibrating” its Approach to Homelessness, Alb. Mulls Criminalizing Panhandling and Starting Additional Emergency Family Shelter

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. A proposal heading to the City Council aims to ban what it considers dangerous behavior by panhandlers across Albuquerque. Sponsored by City Councilor Don Harris and delayed twice, the bill  is scheduled …

Helping Those Who “Don’t Want” Help! Stories from Both Sides of the Bush

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. After 34 years of helping New Mexico’s homeless, I am convinced that there is nobody who doesn’t “want” help. While an addict’s negative response to what would seem like sensible assistance-a trip …