They could not afford to live on their own…

They could not afford to live on their own

2023 January #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It appears that the number of homeless people in our city is growing. Do you ever wonder why? When you see the many homeless people standing on the street medians or huddled up in a corner or making a home out of a large cardboard box, do you ever think … Read More

We are grateful for the support of our donors!

We are grateful for the support of our donors

2022 December #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Can you believe it? Another year has come and gone… At this year-end time, some of us may take a moment and look back over the last year…and realize that there have been many changes in different areas for the majority of us. Whether it has to do with family, … Read More

Life just doesn’t seem to be getting better…

life just doesn't seem to be getting any better

2022 December #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) The Christmas season is here again. We can smell it in the air as the aroma of spices like cinnamon and peppermint (to name a few) announce that people are cooking up something delicious or creating some kind of special beverage. We can see it in the holiday decorations that … Read More

They are ignored or overlooked…

They are ignored or overlooked

2022 November #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Think about it… The sun has gone down. It’s dark. You are alone. You are huddled in a corner you call “home” with all your belongings close by. You are wearing your coat, zipped up as far as it will go, and have a blanket wrapped around you. You hold … Read More

It’s just another day…

It's just another day

2022 November #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) There are many holidays during the span of a year’s time. Some are more prominent than others. But, most people do recognize the Thanksgiving holiday and try to celebrate one way or another. Then, again, there are some who flat do not care what holiday is being celebrated and choose … Read More

An Opportunity for Life Transformation

An Opportunity for Life Transformation

2022 October #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It has been heard many times throughout the state of New Mexico that if you do not like the weather, wait five minutes, and it will change. That seems to be so true. However, there are times when we wish the change would come a little quicker – like when … Read More

Thankfulness is a character trait.

2022 October #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) When someone gives you a gift, do you send a hand-written thank you note or card to them? In years past, people would get out a special piece of pressed paper, a jar of ink, and a calligraphy pen to respond to the gift giver with beautifully written penmanship, expressing … Read More

Being thankful is a mindset.

Being Thankful is a Mindset

2022 September #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) We seem to hear a lot of griping and complaining about pretty much everything these days. The constant robocalls on our phone… Who’s running for the next election… The crazy drivers around us… The price of groceries… The price of gas… On and on, there always seems to be something … Read More

We can’t force them to let us help.

We can't force them to let us help

2022 September #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) So, you’re driving down the street and you see that the traffic light ahead is yellow, getting ready to turn red. You put your foot on the brake and then notice that there is a homeless person standing on the median – right at the location you will need to … Read More

Joy Junction’s 36th Anniversary

Joy Junction's 36th Anniversary

2022 August By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) As we celebrate our 36th anniversary, we’d like to thank each of you for being a partner with us as we strive to care for hundreds of people each day throughout the year. It has been our pleasure to provide as much assistance as possible for those who walk through our … Read More