Have you ever though about those Temp. Job Servises as they can put you to work a little here and there till you find preminent work and that way you can get back into the swing of getting back to work on a full time job
there are a few genuine jobs that can be done from home such as phone market research interviewing, but beware of many fake home jobs, especially where you have to pay first
I agree about trying temporary jobs as they wouldnt seem so overwhelming
I know where i live there is a group that can help you get organised and find a job but that's in Sydney.
I just started Avon, something I can do from home, working around the kids and even though I may be feeling really ill once I'm out there talking to all the clients (my neighbourhood) I really enjoy it. I even made $100 profit from my first campaign. I think that was because no one had seen Avon for months out here. I've got to get out there later today after doctors visits and pick up my second lot of books.