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Homeless Death

What Happens To Homeless People When They Die?

ThinkProgress | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact

On a hot June morning in Washington, DC, roughly 30 people gathered in St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church to remember Michael Leslie. It was an open cas...

Final Rest for the Homeless

William Laney | Posted 03.06.2013 | Impact
William Laney

For anyone seeking information about homelessness, a wealth of material is available on just about every aspect of homelessness -- with one notable exception. There is not much to be found that addresses the death of homeless persons.

WATCH: Outraged Father Speaks Out About Son's Death

AP | By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles

FULLERTON, Calif. -- In the nearly two decades since his son descended into madness, Ron Thomas has worried every day that the schizophrenic 37-year-o...

Fresno Homeless Man Commemorates Deceased Companions

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Reporting from Fresno The flower is fake, the puppy belongs to a 24-year-old homeless woman and this strip of dirt under a highway overpass that Ray P...

Homeless Woman, Tompkins Park Regular, Dies On Sidewalk

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A woman spent her last few hours sleeping on a sidewalk outside St. Brigid's Church on Avenue B. The Tompkins Square Park regular was found dead Sund...

Homeless Man Burns To Death In Ice Storm

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The ice storm has claimed a victim who was struggling to stay warm. A homeless man burned to death behind a Long Island food market while trying to f...'s 5 Most Shocking Homelessness Stories Of The Year

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The end of the year is nigh, but there's still time for one more reflection. These stories grabbed our attention, tugged at our heartstrings, and made...