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.



  • Come harvest food from the garden!

    We currently have lots of fresh produce ready for harvest, including tomatoes, kale, mint, squash, cucumbers and okra.

  • OCS Farmer’s Market

    Stop by OCS this September 18th from 3pm-6pm to pick up fresh produce from our free farmer’s market. You can walk through and select your own, or use our drive-through and have volunteers load a share into your car. If you choose to walk through, please be sure to park on South Street, we need the parking lot in the back to run the drive-though. We’ll also need extra volunteer help starting at 2pm!

  • P.R.O.S. — Providing Resources for Opportunity and Sustainability

    Join us for the first workshop in this 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.” The workshop will run from 6:30-8pm at OCS on Thursday, September 18th. 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.