Shannon Lengares Brings More than a Decade of Experience Helping Others

Shannon LengaresShannon Lengares, of West Milford, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Women’s Center at County College of Morris (CCM).

Lengares is a licensed social worker with more than 10 years’ experience in nonprofit program management and development. She graduated from Hofstra University with her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and earned her Masters of Social Work in International and Community Development from Monmouth University.

Lengares’ experience includes previous work at a community learning center in rural Tamil Nadu, India. The center assisted women from the local village who were seeking employment by developing marketable skills. She has also worked with numerous other nonprofit community organizations, including the Hope for Veterans Program with Community Hope Inc., a leading nonprofit organization that assists veterans and veteran families in overcoming mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty.

As executive director of the Women’s Center at CCM, Lengares oversees an organization that has helped thousands of women. The Women’s Center provides career counseling and other supportive services for women who are divorced, separated, victims of domestic violence or single parents who wish to become economically independent.

“I am both honored and excited for the opportunity to join the Women’s Center at CCM and to carry out the mission of serving the varied needs of women in their quest to become economically self-sufficient,” Lengares says.

For more information on the Women’s Center at CCM and the services it provides, visit, call 973-328-5025 or email