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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.


  • December Holiday Sign ups

    December Holiday sign ups will be November 9-20. Please see flier for more information.
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  • Sign ups for Thanksgiving Distribution

    Sign ups for Thanksgiving Distribution will be November 2-6. The Thanksgiving Distribution is for Oberlin residents only. People should bring ID and proof of address (a recent official piece of mail). Please see flier for more information.
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  • Free Flu Shots

    There will be free flu shots at our November 14th Satuday Distribution from 10:30am-1pm.

  • Free bike rental for up to one week– try it out!

    OCS is trying a new bike rental program– if you need a bike to get around town, stop in our office during office hours (some type of ID is helpful) to rent a brand-new Detroit Bike, equipped with a basket, rack, helmet, and lock! You can use the bike for up to one week before coming back to rent again.

  • 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, November 14th.

    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.

  • Get immunized with Lorain County General Health District

    The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) is now offering immunizations by appointment in order to make it easier for Lorain County residents to get vaccinated. Instead of walking in and waiting, get vaccinated at a time and place that is convenient for your hectic schedule.

    Call 440-284-3206 to make an immunization appointment for children and adults. Bring all immunization records, insurance cards, and cash or check; although some children may be eligible for discounts under the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. All children under age 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

    LCGHD offers all recommended child and adult vaccines: DTap (Diptheria, Tetanus, Pertusis/Whooping Cough), Gardasil (HPV- Human Papillomavirus), Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, combination Hepatitis A & B, Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae Type B), Influenza (inactivated, nasal, and high dose), MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella), MMRV, Meningococcal Meningitis, Pneumonia, Polio, Rotavirus, Shingles, Td (Diptheria, Tetanus), Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria, Pertusis- Whooping Cough), and Varicella (Chicken Pox),

  • Food Pantry Dates for This Fall!

    Our monthly Saturday food distributions this fall will be 10:30 -1:00 on the following dates:
    October 10,
    November 14 and
    December 12.
    This food pantry is open to all residents of Lorain County. Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.