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.



  • Distribution this Saturday, November 8th

    Our food distribution with start at 10:30am this Saturday. Please bring your own bags for groceries! You can get a ticket to hold your place in line at the depot building, where we’ll also have hot drinks, snacks, cooking demonstrations. If you’d like to volunteer, please arrive at 9am to help us get set up.

  • 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.