Yes, I can certainly believe many disfellowshipped or needy JWs have gotten help from the churches of Christendom. Thank heaven for these churches!..Also, its interesting about your interest in the JW religion as you have revealed you never were one. I was raised Roman Catholic.
It is truly most tragic the fallacies floating around in JWs heads. This idea that they are ‘going to be taken care of’ is probably the worst. I remember this being said to me when I was a young twenty-something. Thankfully, I let this go in one ear and out the other. I noticed all these older people had pensions and were in the workforce when younger! So, Why would I NOT be?
In all fairness though, it is also true that some JWs sleepwalk through their experience with no problems. My observation was that everybody is not ‘damaged’ and some have a great life.
I suspect the reason is because these JWs kept their business to themselves and sensibly did what they had to - and above all were not gullible enough to ever believe they ‘didn’t need a decent job or to plan for their future’!