We are a responsive community organization that provides direct assistance, referrals, outreach services and educational support to community members who seek help meeting basic needs.


Located in Ohio, we serve Oberlin, New Russia Township and southern Lorain County.


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We are collecting school supplies for Oberlin City School Students starting August 13th! Please drop off any of the items listed or on the school supply grade list. You can drop off supplies at OCS or any of our other sites:  Oberlin IGA, Rust Church, First Church, Ben Franklin, Agrinomix, Oberlin Business Partnership, and Hotel at Oberlin.

Please contact Brittany Lovett if you have any questions: brittany@oberlincommunityservices.org

Give to OCS

Your dollars provide direct assistance for food and emergency services in our community. Any amount makes a difference.

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Volunteers needed!

We appreciate our dedicated volunteers. Find out how you can get involved on our Volunteering page.

Emergency assistance

Need help? See our available Client Services to provide emergency assistance.

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On Friday August 17th from 2-4pm we will be giving away free school supplies to any Oberlin City School District students who need them. No income guidelines. Your student can come with or without a parent/guardian. If parents do attend their ID will be needed. 

Please contact Brittany Lovett if you have any questions: brittany@oberlincommunityservices.org

*If you or your student can not make it please email Brittany*



Join us on Tuesday August 21st from 3:30pm-6:00pm. Drive up in the Depot parking lot and we will load your car with food. 

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Interested in volunteering?  

OCS is able to operate due to our great volunteers. We're always interested in adding more to our roster. Read More>


Visit our Garden

Our free-choice community garden is a place for all community members to share ideas, to learn, to volunteer and to share the harvest. Learn more about the People's Garden.

volunteer training schedule

Volunteer training classes are held every third Thursday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm at OCS. Volunteers must attend a session at least once every six months. For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Rosa Gadsden at rosa@oberlincommunityservices.org.

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Tutoring & Adult learning

We offer a variety of Tutoring programs for children of all ages. We also offer GED classes for Adult Learning.