Nearly everyone suffered to one extent or another in the Great Depression. 25% unemployment rates did not include women in their figures, or retirees who had lost their life savings due to bank closures.
Marriage, divorce and child birth were all on the decline as most couldn't afford the financial change in status. Young men were essentially kicked out of their homes to go find work elsewhere; the family couldn't afford to feed them and there weren't jobs available where they lived. Many became hoboes riding the rails in hopes of finding a job in another town.
Hoover's RFC was an attempt to "prime the pump", also referred to as "trickle-down economics". If you can keep the big industries in business, they will need employees to work who will spend their paychecks on the products being manufactured. As the previous post stated, for Hoover it was simply too little too late.