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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.


  • See Latest Newsletter

    In this newsletter read about Alan Mitchell joining Richland County Foundation and year end news. Click here to read the full newsletter.

  • OCS March Networking Luncheon

    The next OCS Networking Luncheon will take place on Wednesday March 29 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. We will be focusing on adult literacy.

    A light lunch will be provided for which we request you bring your own
    beverage container(we provide the beverages) and a $5 donation.
    RSVP greatly appreciated.

  • Next Volunteer Training on Tuesday, March 21

    OCS now hosts a monthly volunteer training on the third Tuesday of every month from 5:30 – 6:30 PM. Volunteers are required to attend training once every six months.  Food will be provided! This hour will serve as a time to discuss best practices, get on the same page about OCS policies, and appreciate the work we all do to keep OCS running.

  • Spring 2017 Adult Education Classes

    Spring GED classes got underway Wednesday, January 4, 9:30 am-12:30pm. These classes meet Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at The Depot (across from McDonald’s in Oberlin.
    GED classes will help you prepare to take the GED test and improve your skills for a new job, college or training.  For more information, please email the OCS American Counts Tutor, Christine Anderson ( or call OCS.

    WE3 is a career exploration course designed for women to explore non-traditional, in-demand jobs in the energy, utilities, construction and manufacturing industries. This course is offered two or three times each year. Please call OCS for more information.

  • Our next Saturday food distribution is March 11, 10:30am-1:00pm

    No need to show up before 9am! At our Saturday distributions, each person who is here at 9:15am will receive a randomly drawn ticket to get their place in line. After that, we will use the usual ticket system. As always, we expect the shortest wait to be after 11 am. Please bring your own bags and some form of ID.

  • Check Out POWER

    POWER (Providing Oberlin with Energy Responsibly) wants everyone to know about audits available through Columbia Gas! 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, or check out their website: ! POWER also can help you find out how to get a free or discounted audit!

  • Monthly Food Distribution Dates for 2017

    Our monthly Saturday food distributions will be 10:30 -1:00 on the following dates:

    March 11
    April 8
    May 13
    June 10
    July 8
    August 12
    September 9
    October 14
    November 11
    December 9

    O Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.