Our Story

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

OKC Metro Alliance, Inc. was founded in 1973 to administer the PIA in downtown OKC. The Firstep Recovery Programs for men (founded in 1987) and Women (founded in 1989) provide an opportunity for those with alcohol and substance dependencies to become clean and sober and thus reclaim the lives they once had.

The founders of the Firstep programs saw a need in the community for a residential recovery program that was accessible, affordable, and effective. A therapeutic community was born. We strive not only to help individuals regain their sober lives, but to help them learn gain life skills, education, work experience and so much more.

The mission of OKC Metro Alliance is to assist Oklahoman’s who want to recover from substance abuse by providing long term residential work recovery and to offer alternatives to incarceration through the operation of the Oklahoma City Public Inebriate Alternative program.

values

 

  • Service to Others – We strive to minimize the negative impact of substance abuse on families and our communities.
  • Work – We strive to create economic opportunities for those who have been denied them due to substance abuse and alcohol. Working and making a contribution back to the community is an important part of recovery.
  • Stewardship and Responsibility – We strive to be accountable to each other and good stewards of the agency and community resources.
  • Honesty and Integrity – We operate at the highest ethical standards in all of our practices. We hope to bring the utmost authenticity of the individual through life skills and 12 step recovery.
  • Diversity – We respect others and value diverse cultures and uniqueness of each person.
  • Excellence – We will persistently create better ways of doing the things we do. We will not rest on our accomplishments but will rather build on them in our personal and professional journey to be the best we can be.
  • Hope – We believe healing and recovery spring from the soil of hope and optimism.
  • Compassion – We strive to do everything with love and compassion for those who are in need.

President

Frank Turner

Vice-President

Barbara Young

Treasurer/Secretary

Cheryl Borelli, BancFirst

Connie Weber

Jonathan Brett Russell, City of Waco

Diane Strube

Bonny Green

Chief Wade Gourley, OKC Police Department

Scott Brown, Origin Resource Group

Linda Cravens

Jimmy Durant, SSM Saint Anthony Hospital

Robyn Healy, Campbell & Company

Tania Smith, TS Phillips Investments, Inc.

Mac Mullings, OK County Criminal Justice Authority Programs

William R. Kerr, Palladian Holdings, LLC

Gary Wood, Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis

Dr. Amy Newberry, Restore Family Counseling Services

Advisory Board Members

Blake Wade, American Indian Cultural Center

Charles Freede, Oklahoma City Title and Abstract

Ryan O’Toole, OKC Fairgrounds

Board Meeting Minutes

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