Joy Junction

Joy Junction Joy Junction is New Mexico's largest emergency shelter and the only emergency shelter in the state that keeps families together.
Since Joy Junction's inception in 1986, we have continued our mission of mercy due to the goodness of the Lord and the generosity of the Albuquerque community. We accept no government funding.

Since conception, Joy Junction has functioned off three main principles: 1) Donations only - Joy Junction accepts no government funds, and is not a United Way member. Everything is provided by a combination of God's graces and the generosity of committed supporters. 2) Everyone and anyone - Joy Junction provides services to anyone in need, regardless of race, religion, gender and orientation. 3) Families first - Joy Junction is the only shelter in the state, as well as crossing surrounding borders, that when a family arrives they are kept together.

Mission: To share the spiritual and tangible love of Jesus to the homeless, hungry, marginalized and disenfranchised. Matthew 11 : 28 | Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. MISSION STATEMENT: Joy Junction provides a hand up to the homeless and hungry. With food, shelter, clothing, recovery programs, and life skills training, we empower individuals to re-enter the workforce and break the cycle of homelessness, one life at a time.


4500 2nd St SW
Albuquerque, NM

General information

Joy Junction helps as many as 350 guests a night, of which 60-80 may be children. Including the Lifeline of Hope outreach to Albuquerque's most vulnerable, Joy Junction's kitchen produces around 16,000 meals a month.


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