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.



  • Packed Bags only this Thursday and Friday

    In preparation for an event on Friday and our Saturday distribution, our choice pantry will be closed and we will be providing packed bags on Thursday, 2/12 and Friday, 2/13.

  • Food Distribution on Saturday, February 14

    Our next Saturday Food Distribution is Saturday, February 14th, starting at 10:30. It will be chilly, please dress warmly! We will have the depot open with hot drinks and snacks. If you’re feeling energetic and might like to volunteer, we will definitely want a lot of people to help folks out to the car with groceries and power through the cold!

  • Tax Counseling and Budget Coaching

    OCS will provide Tax Counseling through the Ohio Benefit Bank in the spring. If you’d like to be a tax counselor, please call the office. Anyone with basic math skills and comfort with technology who likes to work with people will be an excellent tax counselor! We are also looking for volunteer budget coaches.

  • 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.