About The Community Well
Who We Are
The Community Well is a community wellness center providing services to all members of the greater Lawrenceville community, which exists on the same footprint as the Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville.
We believe that wellness involves body, mind and spirit, as well as a sense of belonging in community.
We believe that people thrive when they have a sense of purpose, and are engaged in serving the community as a whole. Hence our tagline: “Be well. Do good.”
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.
The Community Well is in the process of hiring staff in preparation for the grand re-opening of the expanded Community Well, sometime in early 2024. Our part-time Director is Karen Buda. The Center is also served by the entire staff of The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, whose pastor is The Rev. Dr. Jeffrey A. Vamos.
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 for more information about each service.
Kelly Burkett – Peaceful Parenting
Sal Riccobono – Family Cooking Classes
The Community Well is a community wellness center located in The Presbyterian Church of Lawrenceville, offering services to promote wellness of body, mind, and spirit as well as a sense of belonging and purpose in the Lawrenceville, NJ and Greater Princeton area.