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.

We accept no government funding.

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.

Operating as usual


Monitoring Joy Junction residents, both overnight guests, and our Recovery Program participants.
- conflict resolution and de-escalation
- calling emergency services if necessary
- producing comprehensive daily/nightly shift reports that are succinct yet informative
- conducting room/locker inspections
- conducting occasional and random urinalysis (UA’s)
- occasional cleaning, including sweeping and mopping

The position may include:
- bending, lifting up to 15lbs, stopping, typing, extensive walking, various weather conditions
- overtime

The position requires:
- High School diploma (some college preferred)
- people skills
- conflict resolution skills
- computer and writing skills (MS Word/Excel)
- ability to read/write/speak in English
- ability to follow oral instructions

Previous shelter experience a plus!


Works in conjunction with other staff, to ensure the safety security of staff and residents.

Producing a comprehensive daily/nightly shift reports that are concise yet informative.

High School diploma or equivalent.

Able to remain calm in stressful situations is a must.

Previous shelter experience is a plus!

Here we are again…another summer season has ended.But, boy is it hot! The heat is still sweltering on some days.When you...

Here we are again…another summer season has ended.

But, boy is it hot! The heat is still sweltering on some days.

When you drive around town, you can see homeless people tucked in corners or under a tree or beside structures trying to find shade as they wait for the sun to go down for the evening. That’s about the only relief they can find.

They are hot…and hungry…and thirsty.

In a recent article in the Alibi, author Gwynne Anne Unruh discusses the increase of hunger in our city, state, and coun...

In a recent article in the Alibi, author Gwynne Anne Unruh discusses the increase of hunger in our city, state, and country as well as the impact of COVID-19 on the hunger crisis. She details how food banks are seeing an increase of people served and how New Mexico ranks among the worst in the nation for hunger, for both children and adults.


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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