The Homeless Share Touching Thoughts about Christmas.

By Jeremy Reynalds P O Box 27693 Alb., NM 87125 It was chilly early evening in Albuquerque, and close to sunset – not a time to be out walking the streets of Albuquerque lugging heavy backpacks. However, that was exactly where my wife Elma and I saw three guys. Two put their luggage on the ground, while another gave his … Read More

Survey Shows Concern about Homelessness Right Behind Albuquerque’s Spiraling Crime Rate

NEWS RELEASE FROM JEREMY REYNALDS AT JOY JUNCTION CONTACT: info@joyjunction.org In a revealing new survey carried out for Joy Junction by NM Research and Polling, when asked about issues facing residents in the Albuquerque area, seventy percent of respondents felt homelessness is a problem, while 43 percent feel it is a very serious problem. Hispanics, those with a household income … Read More

Homeless but Still Thankful for So Much

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It’s a day-and season-of thanks, but had you ever wondered what the homeless are thankful for? We asked some of our guests at Joy Junction. Their answers, both simple and profound, may surprise you. Brandi said she is happy being able to wake up “clean from addictions.” Several other guests … Read More

Joy Junction Guests Appreciate Food and Shelter for Thanksgiving

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It’s almost “Thanksgiving” again at Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, and only shelter for homeless families. It’s hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving Day will mark the 29th successive year we have shared the blessing of Thanksgiving with Albuquerque’s many homeless and abused women and homeless … Read More

Homeless Violence. What’s the Answer?

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. The horrific recent killings of two homeless men in Albuquerque by three teenagers has generated numerous opinions about the motivation for the senseless act. An Albuquerque Journal article  reported that an 18-year-old neighbor who knew the three said the youngest of the accused killers was concerned about homeless people hanging … Read More

No Easy Fix-but Family’s Commitment is Paying Off

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. There’s no easy solution for those walking the road to recovery. Most of our Joy Junction guests didn’t end up in their current situation overnight, and it usually takes a while for them to get back on their feet again. Sometimes it takes two or three-or even more-attempts. That’s the … Read More

Food Envy: Shelter Food Pictures Make Woman Upset

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It was just a simple and routine post on our Joy Junction Facebook page and a few other social media as well. The words read, “Our guests enjoyed posole with beef, chile and a tortilla topped off with ice cream (not together!). Was your lunch as good? #jjmeals #hungryinalbuquerque I … Read More