Have you thought about contacting temp agencies? I'm the Dir. of MIS for a temp agency and our IT department often has entry-level support jobs. Here in New York City those jobs may pay $15 and up.
As far as your college education goes, don't ever regret it. I've been the Dir. of MIS for 6+ years. I'm trying to get a job with more of a programming focus and I keep hearing "well, if you had a CS degree...", which I don't have. I have an M.S. in Psychology (long story).
I really do like the suggestions that people have given you regarding contacting other companies with some similarity to your former company. Don't be afraid to work ANY connection you have, even if you don't think it will be a good one. You never know when a friend of a friend's uncle will have a food processing company with a newly computerized accounting department that needs support.
Another way to get in can be to come in at a different angle. I was an IT Recruiter first. Then I suggested to my company that they could use me more effectively as an onsite tech support person, so they gave me a try. They have never regretted giving me a chance, and I have never regretted changing careers!
Keep Up with TechRepublic