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285 S Professor St.,
Oberlin, OH 44074
Open Weekdays
9am-12pm & 1pm-5pm
(440) 774-6579
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.


  • Totally free home energy audits– renters welcome!

    POWER (Providing Oberlin with Energy Responsibly) wants everyone to know about free audits from Columbia Gas available to Oberlin Residents until December 31st of this year! The audit will find any issues in your house that may be causing you to lose heat, so get it done before it gets cold! Columbia Gas and POWER also can help you find out how you can qualify to get those needed updates done to your house at low or no cost to you. Call 1-877-644-6674 to schedule your audit!

  • Our next food distribution is Saturday, January 12.

    Visit OCS between 10:30am and 1pm to pick up groceries at our large-scale Second Saturday distribution day. Please bring some form of ID and your own bags. Volunteers will also be needed– email or call (440) 774 -6579 if you would like to bring a group or if you have any questions.

  • Food Pantry Dates for 2016!

    Our monthly Saturday food distributions will be 10:30 -1:00 on the following dates:
    January 9
    February 13
    April 9
    May 14 and
    June 11
    Open to all Lorain County residents. Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.

  • Check out POWER’s Fall Newsletter:

    Click Here! POWER has been partnering with OCS since this spring, and we’ve been happy to have Greg Jones around and to connect our constituents with the services POWER provides.