About the Open Arms Agency
The Open Arms Agency was founded in 1999 by our Executive Director, Rayman Kinman, M.S., L.P.C.. He has worked with children in distress in Residential Treatment Centers, Adolescent Drug Rehabilitative Facilities, Foster Care Agencies, Runaway Shelters, as well as adults in the Texas Department of Justice. Rayman holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and a Master's Degree in Counseling, and is currently licensed as a Professional Counselor.
Rayman has been able to see the effect that being displaced from, or never having experienced a supportive family can cause. The adults he dealt with on parole and probation were, more often than not, children that had experienced damaging childhoods and grew up thinking that the experiences they witnessed and experienced were normal and acceptable. This realization, and the patterns of abuse and neglect that were seen by Rayman prompted him to develop a program that would allow caring professionals to intercede and hopefully prevent the cycle of abuse and neglect from continuing.