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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters, Religion, Religion-Related

Mission: To share the spiritual and tangible love of Jesus to the homeless, hungry, marginalized and disenfranchised.

Target demographics: Joy Junction is the largest emergency shelter in New Mexico and the only emergency shelter in the state that accepts families, keeping them together. We help as many as 300 guests a night, of which 70-80 are children. Including our Lifeline of Hope outreach to Albuquerque's most vulnerable, our kitchen produces around 16,000 meals a month.

Geographic areas served: Albuquerque Metro Area, New Mexico State, Nation

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I HAVE STAYED here as WELL as VOLUNTEERED for MANY YEARS! At THANKSGIVING JOY JUNCTION makes us clear the the NEW FULL PANTRY SHELVES for KOAT7 to ASK FOR MORE! KIDS are TAKEN FROM WEAK PARENTS. ITS FILTHY! BED BUGS ALL THE TIME. I WAS OFFERED CONDOMS when I STAYED! FORMER EMPLOYEE WHO went through the WHOLE PROGRAM QUIT because SEX in the HALLS was RIDICULOUS! JEREMY REYNOLDS OWNS MULTIPLE MILLION DOLLAR HOMES. TRAVELS OVERSEAS CONSTANTLY & CANT EVEN GIVE HOMES to the 157,000 DOCUMENTED HOMELESS! PLEASE DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY! STAY UNDERCOVER YOURSELF! I THREW AWAY about 35 UNUSED FROZEN TURKEYS in 2010 to MAKE ROOM for MORE! THE HOMELESS NEED HELP! I WILL GIVE MY MONEY DIRECTLY to the HOMELESS EVERYTIME. PLEASE BE SAFE if U NEED A HOME! THERE ARE plenty of PLACES in ABQ that will HELP. THIS PLACE JUST RAKES IN CASH & PUSHES MEDIA ATTENTION! DO YOUR RESEARCH!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 3

I volunteer at the shelter weekly, helping serve lunch. My contacts with staff, i.e. Diana, Blythe, and Barbara in the office have been so warm and positive. They truly care about the homeless under their care and guidance and treat everyone with kindness. Helping the less fortunate than myself has truly opened my eyes to the struggles the homeless face daily. Joy Junction gives them a roof over their heads, a place to clean up, food in their stomachs and a hope for the future.

2

Volunteer

Rating: 1

I did volunteer work at Joy Junction, and had an unpleasant experience. The lady supervising me, Joy, was extremely rude and critical. I stayed busy the whole time, and yet she still criticized the order I was doing things-why does it matter what order I do the tasks in, as long as I am staying busy? There was also paint in the sinks that would simply not come all the way off, and she attacked me for not being able to get the sinks spotless. I was also given a rude look because I declined to lead the prayer when asked, but I am shy and it was my first time there, so I simply did not feel comfortable. I am appalled that a place like a homeless shelter, which is supposed to be compassionate, would treat its VOLUNTEERS this way. People who are freely giving their time, keeping its doors open. The front office was also not warm or friendly. Joy was also rude to the homeless people. I am shocked. I give my time freely and I am attacked by this woman multiple times in a 3 hour period.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Joy Junction is such a blessing to the Albuquerque community! They do so much with so little, and they have made the difference in thousands of people's lives over the years. The more I learn about Joy Junction, the more I want to help. I have attended their events and am finally going to get out with them in the community to help feed the homeless and the hungry. Joy Junction is one of the best organizations I have ever come into contact with. God bless them and their work in our community!