Combat Athletes/Writers earn CAAN, Inc's services and assistance by demonstrating a sincere effort and desire toward leading a positive crime-free life upon their return to their communities. Upon their return to their communities, CAAN, Inc. will assist these athletes/artists with taking the positive steps and making the positive changes necessary to maintain a crime-free, positive, productive life. CAAN, Inc. will also help Combat Athletes/Artists establish a "Plan B" to their athletic/writing goals.
VOCATIONAL/EMPLOYMENT REFERRAL ASSISTANCE
*CAAN, Inc. has established a partnership with the Food Bank of Delaware to provide athletes/artists with vocational training in their warehouse, logistics, and culinary arts training programs. Upon successful completion of one of their vocational training, Food Bank of Delaware will provide athletes/artists with job placement assistance. Their contact information is as follows:
Contact Person: Ms. Jessica Neal
Phone: 302-292-1305, ext. 265
NOTE: If you are an athlete/artist who resides outside the state of Delaware, you can contact the Food Bank of Delaware's parent organization, Feeding America, at , for information on their vocational training programs in your geographical area.
Listed below are potential employers. This list will be updated as needed. CAAN, Inc. does not guarantee employment with any of the below-listed employment resources. This list is intended to provide athletes/artists with the opportunity to pursue possible employment with said employment resources. This list includes local employment resources in Delaware (as noted), as well as nationwide employment resources.
***IMPORTANT NOTE: IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR A JOB AND PERFORM JOB SEARCHES, ATHLETES & ARTISTS SHOULD COPY AND PASTE THE BELOW LINKS OF THE POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS THEY CHOOSE.
Please contact CAAN, Inc (See "Contact" on this website) with any questions or issues concerning the below employment resources.
Delaware Employment Resources
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers-Local 313
(302) 328-0773; (302) 322-5083
The Well Coffeehouse Marketplace
Laborers Local Union 199
National Employment Resources /Outside Delaware (Listed Alphabetically)
Allied Van Lines
Bed, Bath & Beyond
Black & Decker
Blue Cross & Blue Shield Association
Buffalo Wild Wings
Community Education Centers
Dole Food Company
Deer Park Spring Water
Eddie V's Prime Seafood
Firestone Complete Auto Care
Pilot Flying J
Fruit of the Loom
Food Services of America
Jack in the Box
J.B. Hunt Transport
Kelly Moore Paints
LSG Sky Chefs
Miller Brewing Company
New York Times
Phillip Morris, Inc.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
Preferred Freezer Services
Reyes Beverage Group
Samuels & Son Seafood
Seasons 52 Restaurant
Toys "R" Us:
U.S. Steel Corporation
Volunteers of America
C.A.A.N., Inc. may assist athletes/artists with earning their high school diploma or G.E.D., where applicable and will try to assist athletes with the college/trade school application and admission process if requested by the athlete, when said community and/or governments educational assistance services have been exhausted.
NOTICE TO ATHLETES SEEKING THEIR GED/HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. LISTED BELOW ARE RESOURCES TO OBTAIN YOUR GED/DIPLOMA IN DELAWARE (AS NOTED) AND OUTSIDE THE STATE OF DELAWARE. THIS LIST WILL GROW AS CAAN, INC. OBTAINS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON POSSIBLE RESOURCES:
Groves Adult Education (Delaware)
1621 Telegraph Road
Wilmington, DE 19804
New Castle County Learning Center (Delaware)
1301 Polly Drummond Hill Rd.
Building #1, 3rd Floor
Newark, DE 19711
National Literacy Directory
American Council on Education
EDUCATIONAL REFERRAL ASSISTANCE
TREATMENT REFERRAL ASSISTANCE
Where applicable, C.A.A.N., Inc. can provide athletes/artists with assistance in obtaining treatment for clinical issues (substance abuse, mental health issues, etc.), when such assistance is requested by the athlete/artist,when said community and/or government treatment referral and assistance services have been exhausted. NOTE: CAAN, Inc. does not provide treatment, as CAAN, Inc. staff is not licensed to provide such treatment.
For athletes/artists who want and need substance abuse and/or mental health treatment, provided below are nationwide directories that include contact information for the appropriate treatment providers in the athletes' home states.
REFERRALS FOR FINANCIAL ADVICE
CAAN, Inc. will provide combat athletes/writers with referrals for financial planning and counseling professionals, when requested by the combat athlete/writer.
Upon request, and when applicable, CAAN, Inc. staff will provide athletes/artists with support and outreach during their incarcerations, and will help them prepare for community reentry.
Upon request from the athlete/athlete, CAAN, Inc. will provide the athlete with assistance in finding appropriate legal representation. NOTE: C.A.A.N., Inc. does not provide legal services, only referrals to attorneys when requested by the athlete/artist.
ATHLETIC PREPARATION & TRAINING REFERRAL
C.A.A.N. will assist athletes with their physical training, and sport-specific training and conditioning, through the appropriate C.A.A.N. Operating Partners. NOTE: CAAN, Inc.'s current focus is on Combat Athletes (Boxers, MMA Fighters, etc.).
C.A.A.N. will assist athletes with athletes' exposure to collegiate or professional sports programs, as appropriate, based on each athletes' specific situation.
C.A.A.N will provide athletes who wish to pursue a career as a professional athlete with access to former professional athletes who have agreed to be advisors to these athletes, when such assistance is requested by the athletes, with their pursuit of a professional sports career. NOTE: The relationship of athlete and advisor and any further business arrangements (example: agent services), are separate from and unaffiliated with C.A.A.N.'s
NOTICE TO ATHLETES WISHING TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF A SPORTS AGENT
LISTED BELOW IS THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ATHLETES WHO WISH TO RETAIN THE SERVICES OF A SPORTS AGENT TO PURSUE/REVIVE THEIR PROFESSIONAL SPORTS CAREERS. NOTE: CAAN, INC. DOES NOT ENDORSE ANY PARTICULAR SPORTS AGENCY AND RECEIVES NO COMPENSATION WHATSOEVER FOR LISTING SAID SPORTS AGENCIES, AND IS NOT A PARTY TO ANY/ALL SUBSEQUENT WRITTEN OR ORAL AGREEMENTS AND/OR CONTRACTS ENTERED INTO BY THE ATHLETES AND SPORTS AGENTS/AGENCIES.
SPORTS AGENT RESOURCES
sportsagentblog.com (Provides a list of potential sports agents/agencies in each state)
Listed below are the links to databases that provide athletes wishing to pursue a career as a boxer and/or an MMA fighter with information on available training gyms in their home state or geographical area.
PRO SPORT ORGANIZATION INFORMATION LINKS
Listed blow are the links to tryouts for professional sports organizations. This list will be revised as needed. NOTE: CAAN, Inc. may assist athletes with payment of tryout fees, upon request of the athletes, when the athlete is unable to to pay said fee and CAAN, Inc. has sufficient financial resources to provide said payment.
Financial assistance for any of the above services will be provided by C.A.A.N., Inc., IF:
1) CAAN, Inc. has financial resources available and said financial assistance to the athlete/artist is deemed appropriate, on a case-by-case basis, by C.A.A.N., Inc.’s Board of Directors.
2) It’s been confirmed that the athlete has exhausted and/or is not eligible for all other possible sources, for the requested services or assistance, including any/all possible community and/or government resources.
3) The Athlete/Artist has not been convicted of any additional crimes, including Violation of Probation charges, since the Athlete/Artist's initial involvement with CAAN, Inc.
NOTE: C.A.A.N., Inc. will not provide money directly to the athletes. Instead, all monies will be provided directly to the appropriate service provider and/or business establishment. Other types of financial assistance may be provided to athletes, on a case-by-case basis.
HOUSING & HEALTHCARE REFERRAL ASSISTANCE
CAAN, Inc. will assist athletes with finding appropriate housing, when said community and/or government housing assistance services have been exhausted. NOTE: The following link is to a nationwide housing assistance database, by state, for athletes to utilize who need assistance with finding said housing. The second below link is where athletes can obtain assistance with applying for healthcare coverage. This link also provides athletes with the steps involved in the healthcare coverage application process.
NOTE: THERE ARE NO FEES IMPOSED BY C.A.A.N. IN EXCHANGE FOR THEIR SERVICES. ALTHOUGH C.A.A.N., INC. ALWAYS ACCEPTS AND DEEPLY APPRECIATES VOLUNTARY TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS, SAID DONATIONS ARE NEVER REQUIRED FOR ATHLETES/ARTISTS TO RECEIVE C.A.A.N., INC.'s SERVICES OR ASSISTANCE.
Financial assistance for any of the above services will be provided by CAAN, inc.., IF/WHEN:
Said financial resources are available and deemed appropriate, on a case-by-case basis, by C.A.A.N.’s Board of Directors, and
It’s been established that the athlete/artists has exhausted all other possible funding sources for the requested services, and
The athlete/artists has demonstrated a commitment to cooperating with the service providers and to leading a crime-free life for a at least ninety (90) consecutive days from the beginning of the athletes' initiation with C.A.A.N. , and continuing to lead a crime-free life once said finanical assistance is provided by C.A.A.N.
C.A.A.N. , Inc.will not provide money directly to the athletes/artists. All funding will be provided directly to the appropriate service provider and/or educational institution.
Whenever possible and appropriate, C.A.A.N., Inc.will confer with the athletes’/artists' probation officers, and any other criminal justice entities, for the purpose of fostering the athletes’ positive reintegration into their communities, and the athletes’ efforts toward leading crime-free lives.
C.A.A.N., Inc. will provide athletes/artists with financial management workshops, and other training workshops, whenever said workshops can be arranged.
CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY
All combat athletes/writers must at least 18 years of age.
Athletes/Artists must be currently or formerly incarcerated individuals, have a criminal history, and/or be vulnerable/at-risk.
All athletes/artists must agree to terms of applicable C.A.A.N./Athlete-Artist Memorandum of Agreement & sign said agreement, to initiate C.A.A.N.'s services and assistance. NOTE: A sample copy of the C.A.A.N./Athlete Memorandum of Agreement is available for review on the"Our Athletes" page on this website.
*An exception to the maximum athlete age eligibility requirement will be made for certain professional athletes, and/or certain athletes who have been identified as legitimate professional prospects by the appropriate talent evaluators, in their respective chosen sports. ALSO, there is no age requirement for artists to be eligible for CAAN, Inc. services.
C.A.A.N. will accept referrals from the following parties:
Coaches/Former Coaches, or Teachers of Applying Athletes/Artists
Appropriate College/Professional Sports Programs/Organizations, or College/Professional Organizations for the Arts.
Community Athletic/Artistic Organizations
Prison/Correctional & Criminal Justice Organizations & Programs
Other Community Organizations
*Referring parties must provide contact information when making an athlete/artist referral.