At some point in most people’s lives, they could use a helping hand of one degree or another to get back on their feet. At Joy Junction, we understand this need and strive to provide a hand up, not a handout, to the homeless men, women, children, and families of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We Help the Homeless

At Joy Junction, we offer assistance to anyone who needs it regardless of your sex, sexual orientation, race, color, age, national origin, or religion. Our organization is a Christian outreach ministry dedicated to helping the homeless in Albuquerque regain control over their lives by providing food, shelter, clothing, and safety. In addition to providing for these basic needs, we also provide assistance for each individual’s deeper emotional and spiritual needs. Through our “Christ in Power” program, individuals are taught important life skills that promote self-sufficiency and a decreased dependency on shelters and government funding. Our guests may stay as long as necessary to become “whole” and return to society healthy and productive.

Because we’re a nonprofit, donations-only organization, we receive no city, state, or federal government funding. We rely solely on the kind generosity of citizens and corporations in our city and state. We gladly accept most donations as long as they are in good shape. Your charitable donations are used to help our outreach ministry meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the homeless in Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you are looking to contribute to our charity work, to volunteer your time, or share your gifts/talents/skills, and/or money, please contact us at 505-877-6967.

Donations we do/do not take at Joy Junction

We are UNABLE to accept the following items:

    • Waterbeds and/or frames
    • Tires
    • Old Paint or chemicals
    • Older model (analog) televisions
    • Typewriters
    •  Pianos/organs
    •  Printers
    • Golf Equipment
    • Exercise Equipment
    • Ski Equipment

We can only accept the following items IF they are in working order with all necessary knobs, handles, keys, etc.:

    • Washers/Dryers (please contact us first)
    • Freezers
    • Refrigerators
    • Bicycles
    • Trailers
    • Dishwashers (please contact us first)
    • Electric or gas stoves
    • Filing Cabinets
    • Newer digital/LED televisions
    • Wheel chairs
    • Hospital Beds
    • Medical Equipment/Supplies

We can only accept the following items IF they are needed on the property (please contact us first):

    • Sinks
    • Toilets
    • Kitchen Cabinets
    • Tubs
    • Construction items

Please note the following:

  • Computers are accepted but must be Pentium III or newer with a CD ROM, please contact us if in doubt.
  • Desks are accepted, depending on age and condition.
  • Mattresses are accepted if not stained, soiled, or torn.


We are grateful for any donation, but receiving items which we cannot use in the shelter, or hand out from the Lifeline of Hope truck, or sell in the Thrift Shoppe, puts an added burden and expense upon us by having to dispose of them.