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That's what Apelah means in Mississippi native tribes. And that's what we do for special needs foster children in Mississippi.

Mississippi children in state foster care need medical support & psychological peace.  By providing the keys to success, Apelah ensures every child in their care has a place of refuge and healing.

At an Apelah Specialized Foster Care home, children receive more than the necessary medical or behavioral treatment.   Every day they are exposed to basic human warmth and affection, allowing them to grow strong through experiences that most people take for granted. 

Under the Meritan umbrella of services, this program features specialized foster care for medically and emotionally fragile children.

In 2012 and 2013, Apelah was named one of the top 3 non-profits in Desoto County by the readers of the Desoto Times-Tribune. 

To learn more, visit  www.Apelah.org


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You can support Apelah by simply playing Bingo.  And you could win money!

Apelah raises money for it's Mississippi special needs foster care program at Bingo Bonanza. Located just a short drive from Memphis, all proceeds raised go to support the Mississippi Foster Care Program!

With Prizes up to $7,500 per session, Bingo Bonanza offers games for all!  From the old fashioned paper and ink games to electronic daubers, pull tabs, VLC machines and Eagle 1 machines, Bingo Bonanza ensures that our customers have fun!

Located in the Desoto Shrine Club at 2888 Gwynn Road, Nesbit, MS.  

For more information, call Bingo Bonanza at (662) 449-1818 or check Bingo Bonanza's website here.