In Islam work is given special importance to the extent that it is considered as an act of worship in itself. Although some people believe that they are not obliged to work because they dedicate themselves to worshiping God, this is actually a wrong perception of the concept of worship.
Zakah or Institutionalized Charity is partly spiritual but it is not only spiritual that would make it like any religion which calls people to be charitable.
You are the one going through the trial, so you need to start taking action yourself to steadfastly get through it. Present your resume to various job openings you feel match your field of expertise.