It Could Happen to Any One of Us…

2020 March By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It could happen to any one of us… We think we have it all under control. The “it” being our income, our activities, our bills, our health, our families everything that touches our lives. We get up each morning with a purpose. It’s the same agenda for most days of the … Read More

Struggling through another day…

2020 February By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It’s spring time and all around us there is proof that the season is changing from the dull, drab winter plant hibernation to the colorful new spring growth. We see plants beginning to grow new leaves and we watch flower buds appear on their stems, promising a beautiful fresh outcome. The … Read More

Joy Junction mentioned in the Durango Herald

January 24, 2020 Joy Junction was mentioned as a positive example in the Durango Herald in the Letters to the Editor section on January 23rd, 2020. You can read the full article at the Durango Herald website: Check out this homeless setup in Albuquerque

Will you be a part of changing lives?

2020 January By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) New beginnings… New opportunities… New plans… New chances… Aren’t those the thoughts, as well as others, that come to mind each time a new year begins? Often, New Year’s resolutions are brought up in conversation with family and friends with words like: “I’m going to lose weight this year!” or “I’m … Read More

Joy Junction Year-End Giving – Featured on New Mexico Living

December 26th, 2019 Host Chad Brummett had Joy Junction CEO Elma Reynalds on a recent episode of New Mexico Living to discuss how Joy Junction helps the homeless in Albuquerque and how your year-end giving is an important part of helping Joy Junction to help those most in need right here in our community. Click on the image below to … Read More

A Christmas Gift that Keeps on Giving!

2019 December By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) For most of us, Christmas is a time of holiday cheer, good wishes, and gift-giving. We prepare dishes of food at home and then gather in some family or friend’s home to celebrate together. Sometimes, we may even host the event in our own home. It’s a time when special treats … Read More

MVD Now Supports Joy Junction This Holiday Season

Albuquerque & Bernalillo, NM – MVD Now, a privately owned motor vehicle department in Albuquerque & Bernalillo has decided to host a canned food drive at their eight locations to support Joy Junction and their incredible mission to impact the local community. MVD Now chose Joy Junction as a non-profit to support because they have been actively helping the less … Read More

Will you join our life-saving mission to help those in need?

2019 November By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) When a person is in their youth, they most likely do not sit around planning to spend the rest of their lives as a homeless person. Many “fall into” the situation of being without a home by unforeseen circumstances. Some are single moms who wound up not having the support of … Read More

Unity is a Powerful Thing!

2019 October By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines unity as:    A: the quality or state of not being multiple: ONENESS    B: a condition of harmony: ACCORD    C: the quality or state of being made one: UNIFICATION All three of the definitions cause a person to imagine many people choosing to join together for the same … Read More

Hope Offered for Thanksgiving Season

2019 September By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) It’s that time of year again; school has started, we are back to our regular routines, and we begin to think about and plan for upcoming events. Autumn brings the thought of switching from the summer heat to much cooler temperatures. Days are filled with transitioning from outdoor water activities or … Read More

The Face of Homelessness is Changing…

2019 August By a Joy Junction Staff Member (JBF) Homelessness used to be thought of as an excuse for those who just didn’t want to work. In days of old, we might see men with their change of clothes wrapped up in a bag, and hung on the end of a stick – which was propped up on their shoulder … Read More

Joy Junction’s Apartment Complex Grand Opening!

  Joy Junction’s Apartment Complex Grand Opening will be on Friday, October 19th at 3:00 pm   For over 30 years, people in need have known that they can depend on Joy Junction for a safe place to stay, a warm bed, and a good meal. Regardless of their ethnic background, color, religion, or gender, our doors are open to … Read More

Joy Junction Commemorates the Life of Leader and Founder

  Joy Junction Commemorates the Life of Leader and Founder Dr. Jeremy Reynalds Was a Champion for Albuquerque’s Homeless Families   For Immediate Release: July 11, 2018 Media Contact: Tom Garrity (505) 898-8689 x201   Albuquerque, NM – Joy Junction today announced that founder and CEO Dr. Jeremy Reynalds has died after courageously and prayerfully fighting a long-term illness. He … Read More

Is Easter More Than Eggs and a Bunny to You?

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Nobody can deny that we live in a seriously troubled world. 2018 has so far seen increasing evidence on a daily basis; international terrorism, the murder of innocents, more ongoing and seemingly endless partisan political bickering than we’ve ever seen before, and so the list goes on. What a depressing … Read More

The Homeless Shelter: A Picture of Easter

Guest Post by Pastor Brian Nixon   I remember the first time I spent the Easter holiday at a homeless shelter. I did so, not as a homeless person, but as an evening counselor. The year was 1989. I recently began working for the Tri-City Homeless Shelter in the Bay Area of California, acting as the evening counselor for the … Read More

Joy Junction Founder Uncloaks Hidden Truths about the Homeless in New Book

Media Release from Jeremy Reynalds at Joy Junction Joy Junction Founder Uncloaks Hidden Truths about the Homeless in New Book Enumclaw, WA—What does being homeless in America look like? Dr. Jeremy Reynalds knows. Immigrating to America with fifty dollars in his pocket in 1982, he ended up homeless on the streets of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Four years later, … Read More

Welcome Home, Harold. Joy Junction Employee Enters Eternal Reward

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Just a few days ago, long time Joy Junction employee and friend Harold Eansor passed into the welcoming arms of Jesus after a brief but courageous fight with inoperable cancer. While we will miss him, our loss is heaven’s gain. I thought you would enjoy reading his story which he … Read More

Valentine’s Day at Joy Junction

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I wondered if our Joy Junction guests had any special plans for the day. We asked them, “Will you be celebrating with your partner/significant other while you’re staying at Joy Junction? If so, what do you have in mind and how easy will … Read More

Going the Distance

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc.   It was the waning hours of the second day of the KOB TV Health Fair at EXPO NM’s Lujan Building and we were really enjoying the event. Something we attend most years, it had proved yet again another opportunity to share the homeless story, make new friends and reconnect … Read More

These Heartwarming New Year’s Resolutions Will Have You Holding Back the Tears

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and now even the new year behind us, are you still thinking about new year’s resolutions? You know, stuff like resolving to be a better person, changing jobs, quitting smoking, eating less and exercising more, or some other personal goal you hope to achieve in the upcoming … Read More

Winter: The Enemy of Homeless People Nationwide.

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc.   Winter is hard on those who do have a house and a nice, safe and warm place we can call home. But how about for those who have nothing other than the streets? Can you imagine spending the nights outside, justclutching onto a pillow or blanket? I’d be miserable, … Read More

The Homeless Share Touching Thoughts about Christmas.

By Jeremy Reynalds P O Box 27693 Alb., NM 87125 It was chilly early evening in Albuquerque, and close to sunset – not a time to be out walking the streets of Albuquerque lugging heavy backpacks. However, that was exactly where my wife Elma and I saw three guys. Two put their luggage on the ground, while another gave his … Read More

Why Do They Send all Those Requests for Money?

By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It’s that time of year when your mailbox fills up quickly with holiday solicitations from charities-both local and national-all asking for your donation. I know, because Joy Junction contributes to your mailbox infusion. While we mail all of our regular donors monthly, during the holiday season we make an extra … Read More