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The “Season of Giving” is Over, but as Hunger and Homelessness Continue – Assistance Needed

Posted By Jeremy 2156 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. For about two months out of each year, the telephone at Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, practically rings off the hook with calls from happy sounding voices offering food, … Read moreThe post The “Season of Giving” is Over, but as Hunger and Homelessness Continue – Assistance Needed appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Homeless Share Simple, but Poignant New Year Resolutions.

Posted By Jeremy 2160 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. They include getting teeth replaced and spending more time with kids. With Thanksgiving, Christmas and now even the new year behind us, are you still thinking about new year’s resolutions? You know, … Read moreThe post Homeless Share Simple, but Poignant New Year Resolutions. appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Compassion or Judgment? What’s Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution?

Posted By Jeremy 2162 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - by Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. They’re all over Albuquerque and cities nationwide, holding a variety of signs designed to get you to fork over some spare change. Panhandling verbiage ranges from a simple, “Hungry. God bless,” to … Read moreThe post Compassion or Judgment? What’s Your 2017 New Year’s Resolution? appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Homeless Shelter Guests Thank Donors Who Make Services Possible

Posted By Jeremy 2177 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Joy Junction’s more than 30 year existence is due to God’s faithfulness and community support. We have thousands of generous people who have supported this outreach of compassion for years. Without them, … Read moreThe post Homeless Shelter Guests Thank Donors Who Make Services Possible appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

What’s So Special About 1440?

Posted By Jeremy 2181 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. All the post election pious pontification and nastiness that’s still being unleashed over social media does nothing except take away time and valuable creativity from the 1440 minutes available daily that we … Read moreThe post What’s So Special About 1440? appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

No More Inmates or I’m Done Volunteering.

Posted By Jeremy 2188 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. The marginally measured invective attacked my soul like rusty nails on a chalkboard. The email was from one of the many wonderful volunteers at our recent community wide Thanksgiving dinner at the … Read moreThe post No More Inmates or I’m Done Volunteering. appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Dubbed “Toxic Charity” by Some, It’s Really Helping Those Who Can’t Help Themselves.

Posted By Jeremy 2195 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Tragically, a bumper sticker “theology” with a Darwinian survival of the fittest twist has caught on among some of those who help the hungry and homeless. A Ventura newspaper succinctly summed up … Read moreThe post Dubbed “Toxic Charity” by Some, It’s Really Helping Those Who Can’t Help Themselves. appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Homeless but Still Thankful at Thanksgiving. What’s Your Gratitude Level?

Posted By Jeremy 2200 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. It’s almost “Thanksgiving” again at Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter. It’s hard for me to believe that Thanksgiving Day will mark the 31st successive time we have shared the … Read moreThe post Homeless but Still Thankful at Thanksgiving. What’s Your Gratitude Level? appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

HUD Report’s Questionable Conclusions that Homelessness in Down in New Mexico is Not Something for Which We Should Give Thanks

Posted By Jeremy 2203 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. Maybe the bureaucrats at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are the only ones who really believe the agency’s report that homelessness is on the decline. According to HUD’s … Read moreThe post HUD Report’s Questionable Conclusions that Homelessness in Down in New Mexico is Not Something for Which We Should Give Thanks appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.

Working Full Time, Living in Poverty and Giving to the Homeless

Posted By Jeremy 2209 days ago on Non Profit

http://www.joyjunction.org - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D. Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc. There’s a belief among some that people who work full time don’t usually live in poverty. But is it true? We asked some of our Joy Junction guests, and also posed the … Read moreThe post Working Full Time, Living in Poverty and Giving to the Homeless appeared first on Homeless Shelter Albuquerque - Family Assistance | Joy Junction.