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October 21, 2009 11:35 ET

EHC LifeBuilders Awarded 2009 LiveOps Corporate Grant

Grant Will Help Leading Homeless Emergency Services Organization Provide Vocational Training to Community's Homeless

SANTA CLARA, CA--(Marketwire - October 21, 2009) - LiveOps announced today EHC LifeBuilders, a provider of homeless emergency services in California's Santa Clara County, is the recipient of a LiveOps Foundation grant. The grant will support the development of EHC LifeBuilders' new Streets Team program. The program involves daily vocational training activities to increase employability, and promote stability and self-sufficiency for 30 homeless community members. EHC LifeBuilders' goal for the program is to secure employment for 100% of Streets Team graduating members.

"We are extremely impressed by the work EHC LifeBuilders is doing to break the cycle of homelessness through innovative programs like the Streets Team program," said Maynard Webb, chairman and CEO of LiveOps. "We are committed to reducing the barriers for those in the community that desire to make a better life for themselves by providing resources and services that support them in their quest for meaningful work. With the Streets Team program, members not only receive vocational training and housing but also participate in workshops designed to build skills and confidence they can leverage in finding future work opportunities."

With the financial crisis and unemployment on the rise in California, requests for shelter and services are at an all time high. Many who request EHC LifeBuilders' services are homeless for the first time -- young veterans, senior citizens, youth aging out of the foster care system, and working families who never dreamed the threat of homelessness could affect them. Unfortunately, due to the economic downturn many historic funding sources for EHC LifeBuilders are unable to provide additional resources to meet this growing demand. In addition, several key government-funding sources have been lost since February 2009. As a result, corporate contributions like the one LiveOps has provided are more important than ever.

"LiveOps' contribution couldn't have come at a better time and we are so appreciative of the interest they have taken in supporting our operations," said Jenny Niklaus, CEO of EHC LifeBuilders. "The LiveOps grant provides an investment in our community's safety net, directly helping some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community escape the crisis of homelessness and achieve long-term stability."

Founded 29 years ago, EHC LifeBuilders is one of the leading providers of emergency shelter, rapid rehousing programs, and homeless prevention services for homeless families, adults, and youth in Santa Clara County, California. The agency's mission is to champion quality of life in the community and stability for people in need by providing housing, hope, and opportunity. EHC LifeBuilders achieves its mission through housing programs and services for homeless and low-income clients. For all of the programs, the goal is simple: provide support and shelter to help people rebuild their lives. Immediate needs assistance coupled with effective self-sufficiency strategies help the agency to create a system of care designed to end homelessness and break the cycle of poverty. Located at eight sites spread throughout the County, EHC LifeBuilders serves over 10,000 people each year.

LiveOps Foundation

The company built the LiveOps Foundation on three cornerstones of giving. LiveOps has set aside approximately one percent of current outstanding shares to be used to fund the Foundation after a liquidity event. In addition, LiveOps offers gifts of cash supporting grants for organizations that their employees support, grants for philanthropic business partners and an employee matching gift policy. Lastly, LiveOps offers the gift of time by enabling its employees to volunteer on average one percent of their time to an organization of their choice, or participate in a company-sponsored event.

ABOUT LIVEOPS

LiveOps is a rapidly growing technology company offering two innovative solutions for enterprises: Contact Center in the Cloud, a SaaS technology platform for managing contact centers, and Workforce in the Cloud, an on-demand workforce for outsourcing call center calls. LiveOps On-Demand Contact Center Platform brings the value of cloud computing to the contact center by enabling enterprises to rapidly deploy an always-on and instantly scalable contact center infrastructure in a pay-per-use model that enables customers to achieve greater operational and cost efficiencies. LiveOps uses this same technology platform everyday to successfully run the largest virtual call center with over 20,000 independent agents. LiveOps provides enterprises with the on-demand call center platform and community of on-demand independent agents to quickly achieve better business results. In 2009, LiveOps introduced LiveWork; an on-demand work platform where companies can instantly outsource tasks using teams of experts on LiveWork, their own community of freelancers or business process outsourcers (BPOs). The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About EHC LifeBuilders

EHC LifeBuilders, a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation, is a leading provider of shelter, housing opportunities and supportive services to people in crisis and those experiencing homelessness in Santa Clara County. At several locations throughout Silicon Valley, EHC LifeBuilders offers shelter, housing, and supportive services to assist clients in their efforts to regain independence. For more information about EHC LifeBuilders or to make a donation, please visit www.ehclifebuilders.org or call (408) 539-2103.

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