What is Joy Junction?

Joy Junction is a 501(c)3 faith-based church ministry, founded in 1986, that provides both emergency and short-term food, housing, and counseling for homeless men, women, and families. We are the largest shelter for families in the state, with the capacity to serve over 200,000 meals each year to men, women, and children.

Our services address our guests’ physical needs, as well as their emotional and spiritual needs. With food, shelter, and safety, we make every effort to help homeless individuals get back on their feet

Can Joy Junction help with rent or utilities?

Please see our “Family Assistance for the Homeless” page under the “Receive Assistance” tab, or click here:  Family Assistance

How Can I Donate?

There are many ways in which you are able to donate to Joy Junction and help the homeless of Albuquerque. You can:

  •  Make a tax-deductible donation of your money
  • Bring canned/bottled food and food service items, clothing, or hygiene products to Joy Junction in person
  •  Generously donate your time and talents helping to serve lunch, laying out mats, or perform a number of other activities
  •  Purchase a gift from our Dollar Days Wish List

Because we are a nonprofit, donations-only organization, we gladly accept almost anything a person is willing to contribute as long as it is in good condition.

Does Joy Junction share my information?

Privacy Policy: Joy Junction has never shared donor information, nor do we plan to start. We do not rent, trade, sell, transfer, or distribute any personal information collected on this site or by other means for any reason at any time. Your trust in us is important and we value your privacy.

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Are My Donations Tax Deductible?

Yes. However, it is important to consult with your accountant to discuss the maximum amount that is tax deductible. Remember, U.S. tax laws change regularly and your accountant will have all of the information you need.

Help Us Provide a Hand Up

Joy Junction is open to anyone in need of our short-term or long-term services. We are completely nonprofit and receive no city, state, or federal government funding. Whether it’s your time, talent, or monetary gifts, please consider donating to Joy Junction. Help us give a hand up, not a handout, to those in need in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

How is my donation spent?