client7When Sandy Lyndon moved away for college, she never guessed she would one day be running a business in the family’s old farmhouse.

Aptly named “Homestead,” her center works exclusively with women in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.  Homestead provides its residents with the hope, willpower, and other resources to start fresh with their lives.

“We can only help them, if they want to make it,” says Lyndon.  “They can stay here for up to a year and then transfer to a ‘¾ house,’” a facility she and her husband are setting up in one of the cabins on the property.

With personal funds and an ACE loan, a dream has become a reality for Sandy Lyndon.  “Please tell Sandy [Sandy Headley, ACE’s Vice President of Lending] and her team how grateful I am for their help,” Lyndon says.  “When I met her, after all the phone calls and e-mails, I felt she had become a very good friend.  Everyone at ACE is so nice, easy to work with, and encouraging.  We could not have done this without their help.”

Homestead, located in Clarkesville, may be contacted at (706) 754-3367. Its website will soon be up at