It grows in the computer science field. I get contacted several times a week about open positions for software engineers, database administrators, data warehouse architects, security specialists, etc.
I totally hear where you are coming from, same place I was 7 years ago. Living in the basement apartment that i couldn't completely stand up in because the ceiling was so low. You'll make it, it just takes time. In a few years, you'll look back on this as a character building experience. Until then, it just sucks. Hope you find something good soon brother.
Anastas Dimitar Martin