Chasms and Kindness
Listening to the Homeless of Eugene and Lane County
by Carolyn McDermed and Hugh Massengill
About the Book
The true experts on homelessness are the homeless themselves. They know the who, where and why of their lives, far better than any expert educated in the finest of colleges.
Hugh Massengill is a Eugene Oregon Human Rights Commissioner who was homeless for years. Carolyn McDermed is a Eugene Police Officer who has spent years listening to and caring about those on the street.
Here we asked some wonderful folks to tell us their stories, their thoughts, their memories, of life on the street.
All of us in this city together.