I was doing some of these things before this "recession" hit, so I'm sure the climate's a bit different, but...
I went to the unemployment office to work with an employment coach. You can work out your resume, post a profile for potential employers
, look through available listings (I got a great non-nursing job with a promotion to sales manager in less than two years through that route!), practice interviewing and just talking with strangers (during get-togethers that are pretty much like a support group). If you are at a smaller office (in a big city), it'll probably be easier to develop helpful relationships.
I found a nursing support group and attended regularly. As you get to know people and vice-versa, job opportunities make their way into the conversation. Plus, you meet a lot of great people and learn new ways to manage/defuse stress in nursing & life!
Call a few places where you might be able to volunteer. I was working as a substitute teacher for a while (which can be a great non-nursing job; there are also regular paraprofessional jobs in many school districts) and wanted to do something different, so I cold-called the adult-ed department to express my interest, which led to informational interviews, some shadowing, volunteering, then subbing in ESL (which I loved!).
Hope this sparks some ideas or opportunities!