Who We Work With: BLOC Ministries
Type of Service: Service, Corporal Works of Mercy
Trip Capacity: 25 students
Dates & Cost:
Cincinnati, OH 2 (Valparaiso University)
- March 6-13, 2023
Cincinnati, OH 3 (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
- March 10 - 19, 2023
*Dates and price subject to change
What's Included: Travel insurance, pre-trip orientation, post-trip debriefing, food & lodging in-country, project materials, in-country transportation
What's Not Included: Travel to and from mission location in the United States, Immunizations & personal travel medicines, passport and visa expenses, other personal incidentals
Fundraising: Each FOCUS Missions Participant has the opportunity to fundraise the entire cost of his or her mission trip. After you have been accepted on a mission trip, you will be contacted by your personal fundraising coach
Promoting Safety & Mitigating Risk
FOCUS Missions holds safety for our participants as the primary concern for any mission trip we send. We offer trips to locations once they have been initially researched and vetted with people on the ground, as well as checked and monitored for safety from our security consultant.
Other precautions FOCUS Missions takes include consulting government agencies, such as the U.S. State Department, the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), and the Center for Disease Control regarding traveler health. FOCUS Missions also has a number of resources dedicated to promoting safety and mitigating risk, including training every Mission Director in safety and risk management at our Mission Director Leadership Summit, arranging insurance policies for each trip, and equipping our staff and students with safety guidelines at trip orientation.
FOCUS Missions takes great pride in partnering with local religious orders, apostolates, and organizations in every location we serve. We regularly communicate with our contacts before the mission to plan the trip and assess on-the-ground conditions. We reserve the right to re-route or cancel a trip if there is a confirmed safety concern.