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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.


  • SNAP-Ed Cooking Matters Series of Classes

    Join us for FREE cooking courses and learn to prepare delicious, new recipes and get your family excited about healthy eating! Learn tricks to buy healthy food on a budget and take home free groceries after each lesson. A free cooking guide with over sixty recipes is included. Learn more here: Cooking Matters. 

  • Be a part of Oberlin Ecolympics 2017!

    Participate in Oberlin Ecolympics 2017 happening April 14 – May 5!

    Oberlin Ecolympics is an annual conservation competition and community event series. The College co-ops and dorms will compete to reduce electricity and water use from April 14 – April 28, while the City schools will compete April 21 to May 5. During this time, there will be a variety of fun and informative events for the community. All are welcome!

    If you use Facebook you can find 25 events here: Some events will have raffle prizes including gift cards to local businesses! Events as well as the current leader boards can be found at We hope to see you!

  • OCS April Networking Luncheon

    The next OCS Networking Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, April 26 from 11:30 AM-1:00 PM. We will be focusing on nutrition and overall health with presentations by Live Healthy Oberlin.

    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 Thursday, May 18, 2017

    OCS now hosts a monthly volunteer training on the third Thursday of each 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 May 13, 10:30am-1:00pm

    No need to show up before 9 am! At our Saturday distributions, each person who is here at 9:15 am 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.

    If you are interested in volunteering for the Saturday distribution, please contact us at Oberlin Community Services at 440-774-6579 or email us at Volunteer shifts are from 8:30 am to 12 pm, or 11 am to 2:30 pm.

  • 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

    Please bring your own bags and a photo ID.