Finding Hope at the Intersection of Mental Health and Homelessness - Counseling & Therapy Services - The Juniper Center

The Juniper Center Thrive Live

with host Dr. Margo Jacquot and guest Doug Shaffer

Friday, January 6, 2022

9:30-10:00 AM CT

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Doug Shaffer is the producer of the film 5000 Blankets. Based on a true story, the film explores the impact of mental illness at the intersection of homelessness. When her husband has a mental breakdown and goes missing, a woman and her young son set out to find him on the streets, sparking a movement that inspires a city.

For Shaffer, who is the father of a son who is autistic, the film has raised his awareness of how the film industry overall and individuals within it can help support those with mental illness and #demolishthestigma.

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More about Doug Shaffer

Doug Shaffer is the producer of the film 5000 Blankets. Born in Philadelphia but raised in Chicago, he received a B.S. in marketing from Illinois State University before getting his M.F.A. in film producing from The American Film Institute. Doug has been actively producing feature films and television projects since 2010. He is known for his humor, “midwest” work ethic and positive “can do” attitude, and he loves documentaries and horror movies. The film “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, inspired him to become a filmmaker.


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