Yes Ross, you are. I too was in dire straits for about 3 years. I was lucky enough to find an abandoned house to squat in (for about a year, until someone bought it and forced us out), with a pregnant wife and no job, no car, no nothing.
I got no help from anyone, which was sad since I had 6 siblings living in the next town over. The wife and I would go to the local restaurants and beg food, since she was pregnant, we got helped some. Also, there was a mission that would feed us occaisionally. I went on to lose that wife, and 2 children. (Not dead, just gone from me.)
Needless to say, we were forced to resort to things I won't say here, just to survive.
I was as low as anyone I had ever known. My spirit was broken, I simply did not care.
Now, not to go into religion here, but The Lord saw me through all that, and the urge to kill my wife and the "best friend" that had run off with her.
I am so very thankful to have gotten through all that and I try to pay it forward every chance I get.
Good on you, Ross.