Our Governing Principles

The Community Well is a community wellness center that extends the work and ministry of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville. We believe that wellness is not just about the body – but about the mind, the spirit, and something else that’s most important… (Read More)

Our History

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, if discovered … (Read more)


The Community Well’s part-time Director is Karen Buda. The Physical Wellness Services Coordinator is Jen Baldassari. The Center is also served by the entire staff of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, whose pastor is The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Vamos

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The Community Well seeks not to “reinvent the wheel.” Many of the services provided within the center are partnerships with other organizations. Here is a list of our partners. (Click each title for more information).

Get moving with certified Senior Fitness Specialist Bob Kirby, and add some life to your years.
FIT4MOM is the country’s largest fitness program for moms offering pre and post-natal fitness classes for every stage of motherhood, providing Stroller Strides and Body Back classes at PCOL.
Lawrenceville Presbyterian Preschool is a parent co-operative nursery school for children ages 2- 5 years old. Located on Main Street next to The Lawrenceville School. Serving the communities of Lawrenceville, Ewing, Pennington and Princeton, NJ.
Temple Micah, an independent synagogue, is a partner congregation of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.
The Suppers Programs is a learn-by-doing program where you’ll learn to cook, taste and feel your way to vibrant health. Our mission is to provide safe and friendly settings where anyone, and especially people with food-related health challenges, can develop and manage their own personal transitions to a healthier life.

Volunteer Connect Partners

A goal of The Community Well is to connect those who receive services in the Center with volunteer service opportunities in the community. We work with the following partners to provide such service opportunities. (Click each title for more information).

Arm in Arm connects people in need of food, housing and job support with people who want to help.
The mission of Eden Autism Services is to improve the lives of people with autism. The Community Well and The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville employs an autistic individual.
HomeFront’s mission is to end homelessness in Central New Jersey by harnessing the caring, resources and expertise of the community. We lessen the immediate pain of homelessness and help families become self-sufficient.
Literacy Volunteers of New Jersey Literacy New Jersey exists so all adults have the opportunity to read, write, and communicate effectively. We do this by training volunteer tutors to help adult learners and by supporting a network of literacy programs.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.


2688 Main Street * Lawrenceville, NJ 08648


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