Providing Hope for the Homeless

Providing Hope for the Homeless

2021 September #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Most of us look forward to the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. The title for this holiday is aptly named, as taking time to give thanks is something we all should do every day. Setting aside a day to intentionally do this every year is important. Are we thankful? We live in … Read More

Uncertainty may rear it’s awful head…

Uncertainty may rear it's awful head

2021 September By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Change comes in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it’s a good thing, and sometimes, it’s filled with anxiety, uneasiness, confusion, or any number of other things. But, as long as we are breathing, we can know for sure that change does and will come. Some change is expected, like when a … Read More

Joy Junction Featured on NM Living for 35th Anniversary

Joy Junction on NM Living

August, 27 2021 Joy Junction was featured on the August 25th episode of New Mexico Living to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Joy Junction, and to talk about the opening of the new Thrift Shoppe location on Menaul. Click the image below to see the article on the New Mexico Living website and to watch the video.

Celebrate with Us: Joy Junction’s 35th Anniversary

Celebrate 35th Anniversary

2021 August By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Most people have heard the saying “it takes a village to raise a child,” meaning everyone makes a difference in the well-being and teaching of that child. Well, we want to take that a step further, and say “it takes a city of caring, compassionate people to provide for the homeless.” … Read More

There is much to be learned in the waiting

Much to be learned

2021 July By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Waiting is hard. It just is… We live in a fast-paced world where we expect a “microwave result” and don’t feel we have time for a “crock-pot solution.” When we are going through a rough patch of life, the waiting seems even longer. There’s just no guarantee that what we are … Read More

We depend on community-minded individuals

We depend on community-minded individuals

2021 June #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Most of us think of a community as a large group of people who have a common geographical location. However, another definition of a community could be described as a gathering of people who join together for a common interest or goal. It’s a unit of people who choose to … Read More

Help us stay afloat

Help us stay afloat

2021 June By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Do you recall the times when the ground was so thirsty it began to crack? In the New Mexico desert areas, especially in the locations that have clay in the soil, we can experience some pretty deep cracks. On rare occasions, we may get enough moisture to cause the ground to … Read More

We cannot predict what the road ahead has for us

We cannot predict the road ahead

2021 May By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It’s getting warmer outside… Are you getting ready for some summertime road trips? Can you feel the excitement in the air as people talk about needing a change of scenery? After being cooped up for what may seem like months, some of us are preparing for time away from home. It’s … Read More

Some things remain constant…

Some things remain constant, extend a hand of love

2021 April By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Things are a bit different these days, because of the pandemic. Change is all around us to some degree. Some people embrace change, and some people reject it strongly. We are all different and will respond in the manner that our temperament lends itself to. But truth be told, we have … Read More

We are a shelter that functions year-round

Year-round Homeless Shelter

2021 March By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) You can see it every time you step out the door. The plants have little buds beginning to bulge out from their stems, and the winds are blowing the winter debris all around. They are the signs of a new season getting ready to embark upon our lives. Spring is approaching … Read More