Chance the Rapper giving $1M to boost mental health services

Chance the Rapper says he's donating $1 million to help improve mental health services in Chicago.

Posted: Oct 16, 2018 11:25 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper says he's donating $1 million to help improve mental health services in Chicago.

The Chicago native made the announcement Thursday during a summit for his nonprofit organization SocialWorks , saying those involved "want to change the way that mental health resources are being accessed."

Six mental health providers in Cook County will each get $100,000 grants and SocialWorks is starting an initiative called "My State of Mind" to help connect people with treatment. Members of the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Chicago Department of Public Health were on hand for the announcement.

Also Thursday, the rapper whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, announced plans to give money to 20 additional Chicago Public Schools. His nonprofit has given millions to Chicago schools in recent years .

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