Your Why is outstanding, I have personally seen unbelievable suffering in friends and have suffered myself from extremely stressful situations that I will most likely carry for the rest of my life. Talking makes it easier. I’m sort of the guy that people open up to when they have issues. Finding a hobby helps people find an outlet as well a community in your case that they may no longer have. I have several friends who have gotten into woodworking as a hobby to calm their mind. Having someone to provide them with guidance and allow access to tools will help those who don’t have the means for whatever reason.
Keep it up man, although you may not see it directly you will be saving lives and easing suffering! Not to mention creating beautiful products in the process.