Our Mission

To assist Oklahomans who want to recover from (Alcohol and drug) substance abuse by providing (months) long-term residential work recovery through FIRSTEP and to offer alternatives to incarceration through the operation of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Public Inebriate Alternative.

Values Statement


The Vision of OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. is to provide hope, dignity and care for those who choose to recover from substance abuse through Firstep or the Public Inebriate Alternative Program.


Oklahoma Center for Non Profits One Awards Winner.

Board Activities 

Connie Schlittler
Connie SchlittlerLCSW, MPA Executive Director

Connie Schlittler, Executive Director, has twenty-eight years of services as a professional social worker. Prior to coming to OKC Metro Alliances, Ms. Schlittler worked in state service for 20 years. After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, she helped start the state’s crisis counseling program called Project Heartland. From there, she worked as the statewide Director of Consumer Support Services for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. She later became Executive Director of the Bill Willis Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Center in Tahlequah. In July 2006 she became the Director of the Office of Planning, Research and Statistics for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She led various initiatives while there including program evaluation, data sharing and analysis, customer service, quality improvement, strategic planning, and grant writing. For over five years, she also served as the Chief Information Officer supervising the Data Services Division, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Information Security.

Prior to working for the state, Schlittler worked for a decade at HOPE Community Services in south Oklahoma City. Schlittler has graduate degrees in Social Work (MSW) and Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Oklahoma. She is a licensed clinical social worker. She has served on various boards and committees related to social services, social work, housing and homelessness, data sharing, and technology.

SUZANNE GRAHAM Chief Operating Officer
JENNIFER FRANCIS Women's Firstep Director
MIKE CODYMen's Firstep Director
HANK GAINESMen's Firstep Assistant Director
ROBIN WONGWomen's Firstep Assistant Director

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Metro Alliance is a movement of people working together to change the lives of others in the community. Giving all their efforts to assist and show the care people deserve.

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