Our Mission

Oberlin Community Services is a responsive community organization that provides direct assistance, referrals, outreach services and educational support to Oberlin, New Russia Township, and southern Lorain County residents who seek help meeting basic needs.



  • Halloween Party at OCS!

    Sam Beetler is hosting a super spooky celebration in the Peoples’ Garden on October 18th! Come by 4pm-6pm for a costume contest, bobbing for apples, pumpkin carving and more! Get down with the ghouls, boogie with the banshees, have a great time! This event is totally free and open to everyone. Also stop by October 12th for scarecrow building and book-reading, the garden is always hopping! Click here for the Weekly Garden Update

  • Oberlin Restaurant Week this October 12th-18th

    Restaurants in Oberlin are working together to help support OCS’ food program! Visit the facebook page to learn which restaurants are partnering with us next week and when you can stop by for some delicious specials! Click here to visit the facebook page!

  • P.R.O.S. — Providing Resources for Opportunity and Sustainability

    Join us for a new workshop series: Discovering the Truth About Your Money.
    “This active seminar aims to engage participants in a discussion about how to go from having little to no income to building personal fulfillment.” These workshops will run from 6:30-8pm at OCS every Thursday. We’re so excited for this new program!

  • GED Tutoring at OCS

    We will be offering GED tutoring and self-directed study resources at OCS starting in evenings in September. Tutors will be available for questions, and practice materials will be available for those preferring to work on their own. Please call (440) 774-6579 or email ocservices@oberlin.net if you are interested in participating or tutoring.