The Community Well came into being when a church – The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville (PCOL) – began to listen to the needs of its community. PCOL, founded in 1698, is an “old church” with a “new edge.” During a strategic planning process in 2014, the church discovered that among the deepest needs of the people in the surrounding community were the need for connectedness and support in a time when fragmentation, chronic busyness, financial strain and overall stress abound. In 2016 the church formed a steering committee, hired a part-time Director, and began to build services within the existing building of the church. The church continues to refine and add to that program, to best fulfill the vision they had cast.
The Community Well is a subsidiary program of the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, which is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit religious organization.