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Oberlin, OH 44074
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  • Emergency Resources

    These are resources we know of in the county that may be able to assist you. Organizations often have “service areas” that restrict their services to people living within certain zip codes, and might have other restrictions on service provision. We’ve indicated these restrictions if we know them, and these resources are grouped by location. Always call 211 for Additional Resources or visit


    Good Shepherd Baptist Church

    1100 Cleveland Ave. Amherst, 44011
    M-F 9-Noon
    Programs as needed. Needs ID and proof of address.

    Amherst Church of the Nazarene

    210 Cooper Foster Park Rd. Amherst, 44001
    Last Tuesday of the month Food Pantry 2-5 pm. Bring your own bags and ID.

    First United Methodist Church

    201 W. Main St. S. Amherst, 44001
    Food Pantry M-F 9-12.

    Avon/Avon Lake:

    Avon-Avon Lake Community Resource Services

    33501 Lake Rd Avon Lake, 44012
    10-2 M-F (Friday only during the summer)
    Food Pantry and emergency financial assistance.


    Food Open
    Housing Open
    Utilities Open


    Salvataion Army of LaGrange



    Food Open
    Rent Open
    Utilities Open

    North Ridgeville:

    North Ridgeville Community Cares

    34015 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville, 44039
    MTW 9:30-1:30, T 2:30-6, Th 2:30-7
    Clothing, Rx assistance for children, job bank, rental assistance.


    Mt. Zion CDC

    Alan Mitchell
    81 Locust St, Oberlin, OH 44074
    (440) 774-1800
    Home improvement, housing

    Oberlin Salvation Army

    305 Artino St., Oberlin, 44074
    May also help with other bills. Need ID, proof of residence, and bill in question.

    Sheffield Lake:

    Lorain County Office on Aging-Northeast

    4575 Lake Rd. Sheffield Lake, 44054
    M-F 8-3
    Meals on Wheels and social service referral for Avon, Avon Lake, and Sheffield.


    Salvation Army

    181 E. Herrick Ave. Wellington, 44090
    T+F 10-4
    Emergency shelter assistance for Wellington, Kipton, and Oberlin.

    Community Action (2nd floor of Town Hall)

    115 Willard Memorial Sq. Wellington, 44090
    M-F 7:30-4:00; closed April-May and Aug-Oct
    HEAP + PIPP programs, utility assistance

    All of Lorain County

    Food Open
    Housing Open
    Utilities Open
    Other Open