About SNAP CAN
The Arizona SNAP CAN is a community-based employment and training partnership that provides employment readiness opportunities to eligible SNAP recipients. Services are provided through SNAP CAN Partners that are dedicated to connecting participants with the tools and resources they need to overcome barriers and obtain employment.
Goal: To leverage existing employment and training expertise in the community that will meet SNAP participants where they are and provide meaningful, intentional opportunities toward career pathways to achieve self-sufficiency with living wage employment.
SNAP CAN Partners consist of local community organizations contracted to deliver allowable employment and training services to participants. These employment and training activities include:
- Community service
- Education and/or training
- Jobs search and/or Job readiness assistance
- Job retention services
- Registered apprenticeship
- Work experience
By providing allowable employment and training services to participants, contracted community partner organizations are potentially eligible for federal reimbursement. Reimbursement is only provided if allowable activities are initially paid for with non-federal funds that are not used to match other federal funds. This can include private grants and individual donations.
Current SNAP CAN Partners
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE)
Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE) makes it possible for generous people in our community to help women overcome obstacles and get better jobs, creating better tomorrows for themselves, their families and their communities. Learn more about Arizona Women’s Education and Employment Programs.
Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona – Caridad Community Kitchen
Caridad Community Kitchen's free culinary training program in Tucson, AZ provides the education needed for individuals with barriers to employment to succeed as culinary professionals. Our innovative 10-week program offers hands-on cooking and classroom training to prepare students for the culinary industry.
In addition to gaining skills and confidence in the kitchen, graduates receive national ServSafe Manager Certification and essential job and life skills training. Students gain and refine their new skills by preparing meals for Caridad's Community Meals program. Using donated food and fresh, local produce from the Santa Cruz River Farmers' Market, Caridad's chef and culinary students prepare more than 12,000 healthy meals every month. Students take pride in knowing that they are not only improving their own lives, but improving the lives of others in their community.
For more information, visit www.caridadtucson.org or call (520) 499-1232
Father Matters, Inc.
Father Matters Job and Training Institute offers career and work readiness, career and technical education, basic literacy, GED skills and GED testing, work experience, job mentors, job development, job retention, supportive services, cognitive behavioral interventions training, case management to assist with the challenges that many face.
Father Matters is a nationwide community development organization, committed to building stronger, healthier communities by supporting, encouraging, and enlightening today’s families. The other services offered included, but not limited to: parenting classes, support groups, child support, family law, emergency baby bag program, benefit application assistance, SNAP outreach, financial literacy, supervised visitation services, monitored exchange services, case management, hygiene kits, food boxes, eye exam vouchers, eye glass voucher, duplicate AZ ID fee voucher, housing referrals and much more.
For more information, please check out the website at www.fathermatters.org or call (602) 774-3298.
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance
St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance- Community Kitchen
Community Kitchen is a no-cost, 16-week culinary program provided by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance for individuals who are facing barriers to employment. Participants learn all of the necessary culinary skills for employment in the food service industry, life skills training and outside resources to help individuals move towards self-sufficiency through employment. To learn more about the Culinary Program or all other services provided by St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance visit www.firstfoodbank.org.
UMOM New Day Centers, Inc.
UMOM New Day Centers mission is to prevent and end homelessness with innovative strategies and housing solutions that meet the unique needs of each family and individual.
Founded in 1964, UMOM is located in Phoenix, Arizona and is the largest shelter for homeless families in the state. We keep families together, we provide a continuum of care from emergency shelter to transitional housing and finally, permanent, affordable housing. Families at UMOM have the opportunity to gain the skills, medical care, quality child care, and education they need to rebuild their lives and succeed when they leave.
Every night we provide safe shelter and supportive services for over 170 homeless families through our continuum of services. We also offer nearly 300 units of affordable housing across the Valley, each community with Program Centers for residents. Learn more about UMOM New Day Centers programs.
Become a SNAP CAN Partner
For more information on what SNAPCAN do for your organization or to become a SNAP CAN Partner, please contact: SNAE&Thelp@azdes.gov