man im sorry about your situation, i know whats it like to be stuck in a situation like that . hell im getting out on something like that myself, not work just my whole route in life,( perhaps even heading back to collage next year to get my degree that was not there back in the 90,s, better than doing nothing ) just wondering are there state grants for your course etc, if its art based perhaps even a foundation support scheme etc. i take it your in america so i have not a jot of how things work over there. also any job where your left high and dry holding the baby like you are sounds i bit effy. time to type that CV and hand it out.
(also shotguns are for amatuers, knives are for pros, make it nice quick , clean and quite)
nothing to lose so go for it