Tough economic times, addictions, and abuse are just a few of the reasons why an individual or family may end up on the streets without a place to call their own.

Homelessness is a serious issue that needs to be addressed, and charitable organizations like Joy Junction are dedicated to providing for the basic physical and spiritual needs of the homeless.

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Who We Are

Joy Junction is a 501(c)(3) faith-based church ministry that offers emergency and short-term essentials such as food, clothing, counseling, transportation, shelter to homeless men, women, children, and families throughout Albuquerque. Our guests can also receive an array of other services for their spiritual and emotional needs. We believe in giving the homeless a Hand Up, not a handout, to help them get back on their feet.

Our Mission

We rely on the kind generosity of individuals and corporations throughout New Mexico to help us continue our outreach ministry. Each day we serve as many as 350 people including as many as 60 to 80 children; over 340,000 meals are provided to the homeless in Albuquerque every year. Men, women, children, and families in need are accepted regardless of their race, national origin, sexual orientation, sex, age, color, or religion.

We are committed to providing for the basic physical needs as well as the spiritual needs of the homeless. Our faith-based ministry strives to help adults return to society as active, functional members able to assist others in similar situations. Whether this process takes a few days or a year, our guests may stay with us as long as necessary, including a stay in our long-term transitional housing.

Our Team

In addition to our in-house outreach ministry members, Joy Junction also collaborates with other nonprofit charitable organizations to help the homeless as completely as possible. Some of these charitable organizations include:

  • Steelbridge
  • Albuquerque Opportunity Center
  • Other rescue organizations/homeless shelters in town.

Who We Accept

Anyone who is in need of our assistance is welcome to enter the shelter and stay for as long as necessary. We will not turn anyone away on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, national origin, or religion.

What We Accept

Because we are a nonprofit, donations-only charitable organization, we receive no city, state, or federal government funding. Our entire program is funded by the generous donations of individuals, businesses, and churches in and around Albuquerque. To continue our homeless outreach mission, we gladly accept almost anything a person is willing to contribute as long as it is in good condition.

How You Can Help

If you are willing and able to make a donation to our charity, you may do so in a variety of ways including:

  • Monetary gifts
  • Volunteered time and talent
  • Clothing, food, cars, household items, hygiene products, linens, furniture

Contact Joy Junction to learn more about our homeless outreach programs and to make a donation to our homeless shelter.

Call 505-877-6967 for more information about Joy Junction and our homeless projects!

Political Advocacy

Joy Junction is a charity as determined under section 501 (c) (3) of the IRS code. In compliance with the IRS, we do not express an opinion about (or endorse) political parties or candidates.

From time to time, as an organization that provides food, shelter, programs, and advocacy for homeless and hungry men, women, and children in New Mexico, we will express an opinion on issues we feel of importance to the groups we serve.

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