I went to a shelter for one day, they helped me escape my ex with my son while he was asleep and my mom bought me a plane ticket for the same day. I can't help you any further but everyone there was wonderful and very helpful they even drove me to the air port.
My DH was in and out of shelters and lived in a van at one point. They got food and showers. And they never had a problem with child services. I think that's how his dad found work. Other than that I don't know much.
When I was young my mom used to feed our family at church's, Salvation Army and soup kitchens for lunch and dinner so we never went hungry, even though we had a home food was hard to come by.
I hope things look up for you soon!