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.”READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested And Charged After Manhunt
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.READ MORE: City Colleges of Chicago Creates Scholarship Honoring Civil Rights Activist Timuel Black
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.MORE NEWS: 2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
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