When you reach out to help addicts with tangible things it is highly likely they will view you as a target and not a friend. You have to redefine successful intervention because long term sobriety or even abstinence from stealing can be quite rare. It is easy to get discouraged if your standards for success are too rigid.
My lack of success embarrasses me. If I were spiritually well developed it wouldn’t. But I am not. I need a get rich quick plan. Or if not quick, pretty soon.