I'm so sorry. You must be very worried. Try to remember that for every door closed, another opens. And your door isn't completely closed (although it sounds like you should walk out through it!). Two lay-offs and two corporate jobs I thought I had, but did not get, is how I ended up in nursing--and am loving it. Where do you live? Is there a hospital? Other LTCs? Can you lean on family for a while as you look for another job? If you have to work at McDonald's temporarily the other 24 hours to provide for your family, so be it. Open your mind and heart, pray, think creatively, be strong, be patient and a wonderful opportunity will come your way. Please keep us posted.