Chris Serres | Star Tribune
Reporter | Social Services

Chris Serres covers social services for the Star Tribune.

Serres writes about issues affecting society's most vulnerable populations, including the poor, elderly, mentally ill and people with cognitive and physical disabilities. He is married and has two children, Dominic, 12, and Emmanuelle, 10. He has been a newspaper reporter for 20 years.


Walz proposes tougher oversight of facilities for vulnerable adults

Responding to a rising volume of complaints, he proposes immediate fines and more frequent inspections.


Mpls. father pleads guilty to sex assault in 'house of horrors' case

A Minneapolis father has pleaded guilty to sexually and physically assaulting his twin teenage daughters and endangering a third child who lived in the home.


Push puts Minnesota near goal of ending veteran homelessness

A goal that once seemed unattainable — securing safe and stable housing for every veteran known to be homeless — is now within reach.


Minn. families of nursing home patients press for right to use cameras to monitor care

A new bill strives to balance resident privacy with need to prevent maltreatment and monitor care in senior facilities.


Sex offender accused of attempted murder in attack on staffer at Minn. treatment center

Police say he made a weapon using a razor blade, a toothbrush, dental floss and rubber bands.


Minnesota Health Dept. gets tougher on elder abuse

Investigations are faster, complaint backlogs have plummeted.


State details fatal beating of vulnerable man at northern Minn. care center

Local police said they are investigating the alleged assault at Chappy's Golden Shores in Hill City, which has since closed.


Minn. health commissioner unveils plan for tougher state oversight of assisted-living facilities for seniors

Health commissioner says assisted-living industry is too lightly regulated in Minnesota, leaving seniors at risk.


Catholic educator Patricia DeMoully dies in St. Paul

Not even 5 feet tall, DeMoully is remembered as a giant in the schools where she taught and served as a principal for nearly five decades.


Overdoses at Mpls. homeless shelter show challenging mission

As many as eight residents suffered overdoses on one day, illustrating the struggle to run a safe, lawful site without driving away homeless people who struggle with serious addiction.