Chance the Rapper Will Donate $1 Million to Chicago Mental Health Services


Chance the Rapper says he's pledging $1 million to help improve mental health services in his hometown of Chicago.

The rapper made the announcement 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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