So sorry, jersey girl
I don't know of anything specific, but if you have access to the internet you might look at the job listings for every college and university in the area you are considering. They are good jobs -- often they are state or local government employees, with decent benefits. If you have some experience you may have a good chance. It's hard to get people to stick with office jobs in these places, as they often are working on finishing their education and then leave.
You will likely need some references -- so think about who might be able to be a good ref for you. A former boss is good, if that's possible.
Do you have access to a women's shelter? They may also help you with job searching and jobs programs, and with resumes and and the like.