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.


Frey: Mpls. homeless camp residents 'deserve better'

Mayor Jacob Frey and American Indian leaders made an impassioned plea for unity Sunday at a crowded public meeting, which was hastily called in response to complaints of harassment of aid workers at the camp in south Minneapolis.


American Indian leaders condemn 'deplorable' actions at Mpls. homeless camp

Natives Against Heroin accused of dividing Indian community, impeding aid.


Northern Minnesota senior home's license suspended for multiple health and safety violations

Inspectors found serious health and safety violations that pose "an imminent risk" to its residents.


Aid workers, others at Minneapolis homeless camp say they are fearful

Aid workers complain of harassment from volunteers


Minneapolis homeless camp inspires interfaith developer to plan 70-unit affordable complex

Representatives of the group's 90 congregations visited the Hiawatha encampment in October.


Opioid epidemic drives thousands of Minn. kids into foster care

Parents' addictions are top reason for removing kids; a new law offers hope.


Dozens at Mpls. homeless camp find housing ahead of deadline

A massive outreach effort has helped reduce the population of the tent city by more than half since September.


Mpls. homeless camp residents told: Come in from the cold

Fire crews put up a large, heated tent across the street. City officials said the encampment is "not safe for people" and will close once a new site opens in mid-December.


Residents of Minneapolis homeless camp split about moving

Some at camp say they'll resist move to new shelter, despite mounting concerns and approaching deadlines.


Tents in Mpls. homeless encampment catch fire; no injuries reported

Multiple tents caught fire Monday afternoon at an encampment along Hiawatha Avenue in south Minneapolis, where hundreds of homeless people have been living since late summer, fire officials said