What is RIWW?

Research Institute Without Walls (RIWW) was originally founded to provide training and research on the mental health needs of persons who face persecution based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In response to the increased need for mental health clinicians who are trained to evaluate asylum seekers, RIWW has expanded its mission to provide training and mentoring on the mental health challenges of all asylum seekers. RIWW also provides training to attorneys on working in a trauma-informed way with traumatized clients and information on how to manage secondary trauma.


Research Institute Without Walls, Inc. (RIWW) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in New York. RIWW, 420 w 24 St., New York, NY 10011. RIWW is registered as a foreign nonprofit corporation in California.  info@riww.org