Those who have lost their way…

Those who have lost their way

2022 May By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) This world is full of so much heartache. It seems that no matter where we go, there is evidence of it. Heartache shows itself in many different ways. But, one way is when the mental health of a person is affected. Did you know that the month of May is recognized … Read More

It’s an important date to set aside

It's an important date to set aside

2022 April #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Were you among the many who hunted Easter eggs as a child? Did you color or dye the eggs to hunt, or did you use the plastic eggs filled with a treat or money? Does it bring back memories..? Did you look for the marshmallow baby chicks called “Peeps” in … Read More

Those who have and those who don’t

Those who have, and those who don't

2022 April #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It’s springtime again… Season’s come and seasons go. It’s cold, then it’s hot. It’s windy, then it’s calm. The leaves are picked up, then they gather again… That’s the nature of spring. With the thawing of the land and the warmer sunshine, the flowers spring up out of the ground, … Read More

Enduring a constant search…

Enduring a constant search

2022 March By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Are you an “early to arrive” person, or a “right on time” person, or a “late” person? Are you the kind of person who likes to make plans, or do you leave that up to others? Do you schedule pretty much every movement of your day and keep a calendar full … Read More

Housing Makes all the Difference

Housing makes all the difference

2022 Feburary By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Are you a dreamer or a planner? Sometimes, dreamers just continue dreaming without putting any action to their thoughts…and their dreams continue to be just that – dreams. Sometimes, planners put action to their thoughts and their dreams come true. That’s the ideal situation, but it doesn’t always turn out that … Read More

The future is always a mystery…

The future is always a mystery

2022 January By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) As the new year begins, most of us find ourselves thinking about how fast the last year went and wonder what the year ahead will bring. Did your youngest child start to school this last year? Did you celebrate a monumental birthday? Did you change your marital status? Did you retire … Read More

Time feels like it’s standing still…

Time sometimes feels like it's standing still

2021 December #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) We’ve all heard the phrase “time flies” before…which, as we know, means time is passing faster than what we consider as “normal.” When we were kids, we may have thought the days during the school year were extra long and the days during the summer holiday were way too short. … Read More

A Life-Changing Christmas

A Life Changing Christmas

2021 December #1 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Receiving a gift is always such a nice feeling, right? Gifts are given for all kinds of reasons. The usual gift-giving times are a birthday, an anniversary, or a holiday celebration. Sometimes, gifts are even given randomly as an act of kindness. Usually, though, when a gift is given, they … Read More

Those in need grateful for free Thanksgiving Day feast

Thanksgiving Feast at Joy Junction

November 30, 2021 The annual Thanksgiving Day feast at Joy Junction was covered by KOAT 7. Reporter Breana Albizu visited the shelter to see how Joy Junction and its volunteers gave back to the local community by providing a feast for those in need. You can view the video and read the full story at KOAT 7.

We are deeply concerned about their soul

We are deeply concerned about feeding their soul

2021 November #2 By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) I wonder what you think about when the term “homeless shelter” is mentioned to you? Do you think of a place where people are dirty and crowded into rooms like cattle? Do you think of a place where people are constantly asking you for money? Do you think of a … Read More