Birthright has been a presence in Peekskill for more than 40 years. From beginnings in a donated office space on the first floor of a professional building on Main Street (between James and Broad streets) to its current location at 826 South Street, volunteers have found a way to be present to women in need of care and compassion around their pregnancies. After outgrowing the donated space at the house on Main Street, Birthright moved to the basement of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church off Pugsley Park. The entrance was known as the Red Door of Pugsley Park. A year or so later the office moved to the second floor of St. Peter’s which had a kitchen. This was a welcome location because nutrition classes could be offered to mothers.