REAL Services

(Alex Paul, WTIU/WFIU News)

The St. Joseph County Department of Health is holding a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The clinic will be held at Real Services at 1151 South Michigan Street in South Bend

Each person getting a vaccine will get a $25 Walmart gift card and a free lunch from the Real Grille

Individuals may register in advance online by entering Zip code 46601 and selecting SJC Mobile Clinic Vax 3. Walk-ins are welcome.

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The City of South Bend announced a new program this week to help low-income customers with their utility bills. Qualifying residents could see a $10-19 reduction in their monthly bills.

The Customer Assistance Program is meant to help low-income South Bend residents pay for services like drinking water and wastewater through credits on their utility bills. 


Those credits are funded by other ratepayers – in Oct. 2019, the Common Council approved a $1.75 increase to monthly sewer charges in order to fund the program.